BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
Former Hibs captain Rob Jones insists Rangers star Harry Forrester is capable of winning matches on his own – after finally putting his injury woes behind him.
The 25-year-old’s Ibrox career has exploded into life in the past week, bagging the winning goal in Saturday’s 1-0 win over St Mirren before notching again to put the Gers on their way to a 2-0 win over Raith Rovers on Tuesday night.
Following his January switch north of the border Forrester is beginning to show the form which caught the eye of Dutch giants Ajax prior to his move to Brentford in 2011.
A subsequent transfer to Doncaster Rovers two years later – where he was a teammate of Jones – was plagued by a dip in form and fitness concerns, and he was allowed to leave the club to again link up Mark Warburton, the sporting director at the Bees during his time at Griffin Park.
Jones, who also managed Forrester during a brief spell as caretaker boss at Doncaster last year, is delighted to see the mercurial midfielder’s undoubted talent starting to shine through.
The 37-year-old said: “Harry is a very exciting footballer, he moves well with the ball and has a great engine and technique.
“He’s had a couple of years when he was in and out of the team and had niggling injuries – so Harry just needs to play. He’ll be the first to say he’s been a bit stop-start.
“When he gets a run of games, Harry will show people what he can do. With a new club, a new environment and surroundings, he can enjoy a fresh start. When his is on form he brings a lot to the football pitch.
“In his time down south he has proved that the can win games on his own, so hopefully he prospers at Rangers and kicks on now.”