Doncaster Rovers: Dickov refuses to set comeback date for Forrester

Harry Forrester's last appearance came in the 3-0 win over Wigan.
Harry Forrester's last appearance came in the 3-0 win over Wigan.

Paul Dickov is refusing to set a comeback date for Harry Forrester.

The 23-year-old, currently sidelined with an ankle problem, has been limited to three starts and five substitute appearances since his summer switch from Brentford.

And his injury nightmare is clearly not over just yet - after Dickov refused to put a time frame on his latest absence.

Forrester’s ability to play just off a main striker would be particularly useful with Billy Sharp now suspended for key games against Barnsley, Yeovil and Bournemouth - but he’s unlikely to be rushed back into the fray.

“Harry saw a specialist again last week,” Dickov told The Star.

“He had some more injections to build the ligament up.

“I don’t really want to put a time on it with Harry because it puts more pressure on the kid,” he added.

“He’s gutted at the minute but hopefully we’ll see him soon.”

Forrester missed Rovers’ entire pre-season with an ankle problem after joining Doncaster for a fee in the region of £150,000.

He featured in late August but his bid to get match fit backfired when he tore a thigh in a reserve match in September. He was then a shining light during a difficult Christmas and New Year period but has not featured since being subbed late on against Wigan.