Midfield man says he can handle the League 1 heat.Rovers midfielder Harry Forrester has said he is raring to go after a stop start opening to the season.
The former Brentford man arrived at the Keepmoat Stadium in the summer of 2013; however injuries and suspensions have played their part in a colourful Doncaster Rovers career to date.
“It makes you appreciate what you have but my family were there and the gaffer helped me tremendously. You get over it though and it makes you more professional because you didn’t want to do it again and put the extra work in.
“It was tough seeing the big teams come and play here and some of the stadiums that we went to. It was why I signed and what I wanted to do and where I wanted to play. Saying that though, it’s not all about football.”
The serious injuries which kept Forrester out for large parts of last season, now seem to be a thing of the past and his attempts to make up for lost time have seen the good and the bad from the 23 year old, who has scored two goals but also picked up a red card.
“I’ve had a good pre-season. I’m fitter and stronger and raring to go. Personally it was a good start to the season, and the group did well.
“Since then, we’ve had a few setbacks for the team and for myself but we’ve got a game against Bristol who will be at the right end of the table at the end of the season so it’ll be a good test.
“Because I wasn’t playing, the chairman and the gaffer spoke of me and the fans weren’t sure who I was – I was a better player off the pitch I think. Hopefully my performances have shown that I can be a big player for the team so its up to me to train every day as competition is rife.
“I can handle the pressure because I put pressure on myself and know what’s expected of me on the pitch and what I’ve got to bring to the side.”