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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