Forrester | It's Been A Perfect Christmas


Wanderers defender Will Forrester expressed his delight after the Whites maintained their 100% record over the Christmas period.

A 1-0 win against Burton Albion on New Year’s Day was enough to secure a fourth straight win which included three clean sheets for Ian Evatt’s men.

And whilst Forrester admits that Wanderers have and will play better this campaign, getting the points on the board is the aim of the game.

“The three points was the main thing to top off a good Christmas period for us to keep charging up the league.

“We weren’t at our best, but three points is three points and that’s all that matters.”

Having triumphed over Leyton Orient, Lincoln City and Fleetwood Town prior to Monday, Forrester and his teammates were under no illusions of the type of game they could and would face.

“We knew what Burton were going to do and they came with a game plan which they executed quite well so credit to them but our plan was to stay patient and keep moving the ball.

“I don’t think we moved it quick enough in the first half, but we did that better in the second half and created a lot of opportunities to score more.

“We had to remain focused as they started to leave more men forward, so it restricted our wider centre backs from joining in going forward. We had to keep our positions which I thought we did really well.”


Having signed for the club in the summer, Forrester has had to be patient and take his opportunities when they’ve arrived to make his mark in a team and defence who are in fine form.

Monday was Forrester’s 18th appearance in a white shirt this season and the defender’s positive attitude and desire to work hard is there for all to see.

“I’m delighted to be back in the team and I’m always ready and waiting for whenever I’m called upon. I never let my head drop when I’m not in the starting eleven and I’ll always continue to work hard whether I’m in the team or not.”

It has been a fruitful couple of weeks for Wanderers which involves not only a great deal of hard work but also sacrifice from both staff and players to secure 12 points over an incredibly busy playing schedule.

And with the league form is a good place, the Whites can now rest, recuperate and mentally switch their focus to taking on a team in the top flight in the shape of Luton Town in the Emirates FA Cup.

“It’s been a perfect Christmas period for us with wins in all of the games. It’s been tough for the lads having been in training a lot and obviously away from our families a lot but it’s credit to the lads and everyone has rallied together.”

“Everyone is excited for a few days of rest and then a big game next weekend against Premier League opposition which we’re looking forward to as we want to test ourselves against the best.

“Hopefully we can go there, put a performance on and get the win.”

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