career: 101 appearances and 37 goals between
March 2006 - June 2008.
Leeds United, Southend United, Grimsby Town,
Scunthorpe United, FC Utrecht, Walsall,
Northampton Town, Hull City, Bristol Rovers,
Lincoln City and Notts County.
United striker Jamie Forrester joined Lincoln
City on a month's loan from Bristol Rovers in
March 2006. This was later extended following
negotiations between all three parties that
resulted in Forrester agreeing a permanent
transfer to Lincoln. However, because of the
transfer deadline, this transfer cannot be
officially processed until July 1st 2006.
originally signed as cover for the injured Simon
Yeo. Now, Lincoln's supporters are eagerly
anticipating the Forrester-Yeo partnership.
Forrester has an
impressive pedigree having been a trainee at
French club Auxerre. The Bradford born player
returned home to West Yorkshire in October 1992
when Leeds United signed him for £60,000.
During the three
years that he spent at Leeds, he scored two goals
in eleven appearances. During his time at Leeds,
he also had spells on loan at both Southend
United and Grimsby Town.
Grimsby elected to
make Forrester's loan move a permanent transfer
in October 1995 when they signed him on a free
transfer. Overall, he scored 10 goals in 56
appearances for Grimsby.
In March 1997, he
signed for Scunthorpe United, and this is when he
made his name as a prolific goal scorer. From the
121 appearances that he made for Scunthorpe, he
scored 43 appearances.
figures such as these are quickly noticed and in
June 1999, he made another move abroad when he
signed for Dutch club FC Utrecht. His stay in
Holland was just one season before he returned to
England to sign for Northampton Town in a
£150,000 deal. During his season in Holland, he
had also spent time on loan at both Walsall Town
and Northampton Town.
50 goals in 136 appearances for Northampton -
including an impressive six goals during his ten
loan games - before he left in January 2003 to
join Hull City. Eighteen months later, and he was
on the move again, when he signed for Bristol
Rovers. He had scored 8 goals in 34 appearances
for Hull City.
Bristol Rovers in July 2004, he quickly became a
regular in their first team. However, he later
endured mixed fortunes, making just seven
appearances made during 2006. In his time at
Bristol Rovers, he scored 11 goals in 57
quickly proved a Lincoln City FC's fans'
favourite, as he is very skilful and shows
intelligent use of the ball. He should benefit
enormously if new manager John Schofield succeeds
in his desire to play a more passing style. This
prediction proved correct, as Forrester finished
the 2006/07 season as Lincoln City FC's leading
goalscorer with 18 goals.
Forrester had a
mixed 2007/08 season but even then, he managed to
score 12 league goals to help Lincoln beat off
relegation. His goals persuaded Lincoln to offer
him a new contract and all the indications were
that he would sign. However, in June 2008,
Forrseter made the shock move to Notts County
under the Bosman ruling.
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