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Chris Forrester Receives Recognition For His Superb First Season In English Football

Chris Forrester Receives Recognition For His Superb First Season In English Football

His first season in English football has been a hugely successful one for Chris Forrester.

Since joining Peterborough from St. Pat's last August, the 23-year-old has made 40 appearances in all for the League One club - scoring twice.

His progress was recognised by Martin O'Neill with a call-up to the extended Ireland squad ahead of the friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia in March.

On Friday, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire named the Dubliner their Peterborough Player of the Year.

Forrester was elated with the award.

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I'm absolutely delighted. It's nice to be appreciated for what I'm doing, it's good for me and good for my family. I wasn't expecting to play too much when I first arrived, but I've felt I've done well and it's great to be recognised.

Since moving the Peterborough, Forrester has been used as a deep-lying central midfielder. It is a role in which he has excelled.

Last month, Graham Westley was sacked as manager. Grant McCann took over in a caretaker capacity. McCann was key in the deployment of Forrester in his current role.

McCann told Peterborough Today:

Chris has been a revelation this season. Considering he’s played two full seasons (one in Ireland) without a break, he’s done exceptionally well.

He came across as a winger, but I could see in training how clever he is and what a range of passing he has so I got him to play a bit deeper.

Watch: Ex-St. Pat's Player Chris Forrester Received Abundant Praise On The BBC During FA Cup Replay

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