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McCarthy at Brentford
Tuesday, 15th Jan 2013 21:24

Town boss Mick McCarthy has been spotted at this evening’s Brentford-Southend FA Cup third round replay at Griffin Park, which the home side won 2-1.

The Blues manager may have made the trip to catch Bees’ highly-rated attacking midfielder Harry Forrester in action.

The 22-year-old has recently been linked with a £300,000 return to his former club Aston Villa, while Reading, Southampton and Celtic are also claimed to be interested.

Milton Keynes-born Forrester, who has scored eight goals in 23 starts and nine sub appearances this season, started his career as a youth player with Watford but was sold to Villa for a fee which ultimately could have reached £1 million when only 16.

Having made four starts and four sub appearances for Kilmarnock in a half-season loan at the beginning of the 2010/11 campaign, former England U16 and U17 international Forrester was released by Villa the following summer.

After a successful three-week trial at Ajax, who offered him a contract, he instead decided to join Brentford, signing a deal which is up at the end of the season.


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fussysnake added 21:34 - Jan 15
Clayton Donaldson from Brentford is on fire, but then again we have enough strikers as it is
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MCGOODERZ added 21:43 - Jan 15
clearly there to watch scott barron from brentford. no thanks for me
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alexharban added 21:53 - Jan 15
forrester for 300k?! sign him now!
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PimsNumber1 added 21:58 - Jan 15
maybe wordsworth isnt coming. 300k for a league 1 player out of contract at end of the year, he must be good.

amazing he turned down ajax for brentford !

Must have come on a bundle in the last year or so having not been able to get many games at kilmarnock previously.
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PimsNumber1 added 21:59 - Jan 15
MM `s plan B if the poet doesnt sign up.
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Karlosfandangal added 22:09 - Jan 15
See QPR are close to signing a striker for £8million
Campbell was not on the bench for QPR win at WBA in the cup.
Looks like he is on his way lets hope it to us
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jdtractor96 added 22:20 - Jan 15
Whoever we sign Mick will turn them out to be quality! Players such as Chambers, Smith and Murphy just weren't performing under Jewell. No look at them. He's done such a great job already!!
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CGrimwood added 22:21 - Jan 15
Spent more than 300k on worse players!
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Strikes added 22:40 - Jan 15
If we didn't have such a surfeit of strikers, I would certainly be interested in signing Donaldinho.
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Mark added 22:42 - Jan 15
We badly need a goalscoring midfielder. From memory our first choice midfield of Martin-Hyam-N'Daw-Edwards have only scored two goals between them all season!
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ViperFm123 added 22:45 - Jan 15
That's probably what we've spent on rio-cokers and Nathan Ellington wages!
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alexharban added 23:38 - Jan 15
Mark - and those 3 goals were from the more defensive players!
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Michael11 added 23:56 - Jan 15
Sounds promising,that suggests that Wordsworth isn't coming though, hope i'm wrong.
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Len_Brennan added 06:06 - Jan 16
A goal scoring midfielder would be good alright, but what we need even more is a creative midfielder who can lay on the passes that breaks down defences & makes goals. Of course someone who does both (a Messi type) would be perfect.
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Dissboyitfc added 07:09 - Jan 16
Ajax or Brentford? No Brainer! Suggests to me, he's a player who turned down the bigger wage packet in order to play which is just the type of player we want ( if true, of course) instead of some of the over the hill has beens, which have worn the shirt in recent seasons......COYB
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WhoisJimmyJuan added 07:31 - Jan 16
Glad to see MM "branching" out into the lower leagues with Forrester. Shows he can see the wood for the trees!
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DiamondGezzer added 07:55 - Jan 16
Did I get this wrong ? I'm sure I read somewhere that Wordsworth had turned us down in favour of Charlton.
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Popeye added 12:37 - Jan 16
According to SSN, there is a £350,000 buyout clause in his contract that interested parties must meet in order to sign him.
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runningout added 16:37 - Jan 16
Calm down 'jdtractor96'
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