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'There's so much Carrick in him it's scary' - Ex-Pat's man Forrester drawing high praise

His manager is very impressed with him.

Chris Forrester has impressed since his move to England.
Chris Forrester has impressed since his move to England.
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FORMER ST. PATRICK’S Athletic midfielder Chris Forrester has the potential to be the the next Michael Carrick according to his new boss Graham Westley.

The Peterborough manager has been very impressed with the 22-year old, who has two goals in his first 13 games with the club, and told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire he thinks Forrester can be even better than the Manchester United player.

“There’s so much Michael Carrick in him it’s scary.

“You look at the likes of Carrick, an intelligent player, reads the game brilliantly well, owns, keeps and passes the ball in the right way – he’s got so many of the characteristics.

“Could you see him being even better? He probably gets more goals than Carrick – he’s a great player in the making.”

Forrester joined the League One side from St Patrick’s Athletic in August and has played all eight matches since Westley replaced Dave Robertson as manager.

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