Former St. Patrick’s Athletic attacker Chris Forrester has been appointed as the new captain of League One side Peterborough United.
The 23-year-old Dubliner only moved to London Road in August of last year but has been given the armband by new manager Grant McCann.
In his first season with Peterborough, Forrester played 41 games in all competition, scoring twice, and he claimed the fan voted Away Travel Player of the Year award, as well as Players’ Player of the Year.
The reason I chose Chris was because of his temperament and his character, two attributes that I feel will make him a good leader. His ability is there for all to see on the pitch.
He might not be the most vocal man, but what he does on the pitch inspires others and when he speaks, the team listen.
– Grant McCann
Despite his slight build, the quick footed Forrester has quickly adapted to the often physical League One having clocked up well over 100 games of first team experience in the League of Ireland with both Pat’s and Bohemians.
Having been capped at under 21 level by the Republic of Ireland, he is one of a few players expected to make the step up to senior level in the not too distant future.
I joined last year and had a decent season and I want to build on that. I try and let my football do the talking and how they see me, hopefully I can lead by example and try and add some things into my game and improve my communication skills.
It is a challenge, but one that I am really looking forward to.
– Chris Forrester
Peterborough will kick off their 2016/17 League One campaign with a trip to Rochdale on August 6.