Doncaster Rovers: Forrester can be best player in League One - Dickov

Harry Forrester
Harry Forrester

Harry Forrester can be the best player in League One.

That’s the verdict of boss Paul Dickov who can’t wait to unleash the 23-year-old winger on third tier defences.

Forrester endured an injury-ravaged first season at Doncaster, making just nine appearances following his summer switch from Brentford.

The Bees have since swapped places with Doncaster in the Championship - adding to Forrester’s frustration.

But Dickov has backed the Milton Keynes born winger to bounce back from his injury nightmare and make a big impression in League One.

The Scot has also revealed how the former Aston Villa trainee feels he owes Rovers, following the club’s relegation from the Championship.

Dickov said: “Harry’s got the potential to be the best player in the division this season.

“Everybody, myself included, is really looking forward to seeing a fully fit Harry Forrester back out there on the pitch.

“Harry will be a top player. We said that when we signed him.

“He was so frustrated with his injuries last year. He was just so unlucky.

“Harry’s determined to get us back up,” he added.

“The first thing he said to me after the Leicester game at the end of last season was that he owes the club next year and he’ll come back as fit as he can be.”

Forrester appeared as a second half substitute in Doncaster’s final pre-season friendly against Rotherham on Saturday.

He appears to be in direct competition with rejuvenated wideman Kyle Bennett for a starting berth against Yeovil this weekend - although Forrester could also play just off a main striker.

n Reece Wabara admits he has a point to prove after returning to Rovers.

“I was disappointed to see Doncaster relegated last season so I want to help them get back to the Championship,” said Wabara, who left Manchester City earlier this year.

“I was playing at maybe 70 per cent last season due to injury so I’m fit now and ready to go.

“I was playing with a broken foot, so hopefully I can make up that other 30 per cent.

“I met the gaffer over the summer and we had a chat but obviously there’s been a lot of drama going on but I’m glad it’s sorted now.

“I know the gaffer, the players and the club so it was an easy decision to make.”

Wabara signed a deal until December 31.