'It's a club that is very close to my heart' - St Patrick's Athletic confirm the return of Chris Forrester
Chris Forrester has signed a three-year deal with St Patrick's Athletic after the Dubliner's contract was terminated by Aberdeen.
He joined Aberdeen last summer for £200,000 from Peterborough but failed to make an impact at Pittodrie.
The 26-year-old has a daughter in Dublin and has battled homesickness throughout his time overseas. His family suffered a bereavement before Christmas which was a major factor in his request to leave Aberdeen.
He made a big impression across the water when he joined Peterborough from St Pat's in 2015 and was quickly promoted to club captain in addition to being named in an extended Ireland squad.
"I was always going to be coming back to Pats, it's a club that is very close to my heart," he said.
"With me coming home, it gives me a fresh start, I'm around my family, I'm around my little girl, my friends... as a footballer you want to be loved and if I come back to Pats and deliver, I will be.
📝✏️ DOUBLE SIGNING: Please help us welcome Chris Forrester back to the club as well as new addition Rhys McCabe. Chris has signed a 3 year contract to return to Richmond Park having left Aberdeen. Midfielder Rhys joins us from Sligo Rovers for the #Saints2019 season 🔴⚪️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/2NTLM2VhTy— St Patrick's Athletic FC (@stpatsfc) January 23, 2019
"I'm looking forward to getting going."
Rhys McCabe has also joined the Saints from Sligo Rovers for the 2019 season.