Rob Jones shares what Rangers ace needs to recapture form
By Harvey Byrne
Harry Forrester’s former Doncaster team-mate and caretaker manager Rob Jones believes that the Rangers ace needs a run of games in order to recapture his form.
The 25-year-old has played in 15 fixtures for Mark Warburton’s side this campaign with a return of three goals and two assists.
By contrast, he had scored five goals and provided one assist in 16 fixtures in the second half of the last campaign after moving to Ibrox in January.
Now Jones, Forrester’s team-mate of three years between 2013 and 2016, believes that the attacker is good enough to play in “many sides” and needs a run in the team.
“Harry can go wherever he wants to go and will benefit from a run of games,” Jones told the Daily Record.
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“Footballers need six or seven on the bounce to really show what they’ve got and it’s difficult when you don’t get that sequence.
“Harry’s very determined, he knows what he wants and what he needs to do to get there. He’s had a lot of injuries but full fit he is good enough to play in many sides.
“I haven’t seen him at close quarters for a couple of years but he’s at a big club now and seems to have settled and will only get better the more games he plays.”
Forrester came off the bench in Saturday’s clash against Dundee on the 77th minute and bagged the winner and only goal of the match 10 minutes later as his side won 1-0.
He was once thought of as a bright prospect coming through the Aston Villa youth ranks and played for the England Under-16 and Under-17s sides.
However, he dropped down to League One Brentford and then moved to Doncaster, who were relegated to England’s third tier after his first season at the club.
Now at a big team in Rangers he will be keen to fulfil that early promise and prove his doubters wrong.
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