Wednesday 13 December 2017

Former St Pats star Chris Forrester celebrates first Posh goal

Chris Forrester
Chris Forrester

FORMER St Patrick's Athletic midfielder Chris Forrester has revealed his delight at scoring his first goal for new club Peterborough United in Saturday's League One win away to Bradford City.

The Dubliner (22) moved from St Pat's to the Posh at the end of the summer transfer window - and was on target in his side's 2-0 victory over Bradford City.

Forrester was on hand to fire home after he latched on to a deflected shot to ensure the three points in manager Graham Westley's first game in charge. "It was probably around ten-yards, but I might text my friends and tell them it was a bit further out," Forrester said afterwards. "It wasn't the best goal that I have scored, but it is up there in terms of importance and it was a great feeling to see the ball find the back of the net."

Forrester (right), who was substituted in second-half stoppage time with the win all but secured, said he wasn't totally satisfied with his overall display despite scoring a crucial goal.

"I was actually a little bit disappointed with my own performance, but it was obviously important that the team got the points and credit to the rest of the players and the management team for that."

The win saw Peterborough climb to 14th in League One, five points off the play-off spots, and Forrester says he is enjoying life at his new club.

"I feel I have settled quite quickly into life in Peterborough both on and off the pitch. Players like Jack Collison and Michael Bostwick really know how to welcome you into a dressing room and I think I am a tad surprised how settled I am already.

"It is about progression for me now. The new gaffer has given me lots of encouragement and the way that we play the game really suits me."

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