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Career ladder: Harry Forrester

12 November 2012

Name:Harry Forrester
Position: Striker
Date of Birth: 02/01/1991
Club: Brentford
Previous Clubs: Watford,Aston Villa, Kilmarnock (loan).

What do you remember about your first ever match?
Not a lot to be honest. I remember facing Paddy McCourt and defending a lot, against Celtic.

Who was your childhood hero?
David Beckham.

When did you realise you had a chance to progress in the game?
Probably when I was given a four-year deal at Watford and there was only two or three who got a deal, out of about 14 or 15.

Which coach has had the biggest influence on your career?
Chris Cummins, who's now at Reading. I worked with him for nine years and he was a big influence on me as a person as well as a coach.

What did you spend your first wage packet on?
A laptop.

Does your squad number have a special meaning to you?
It doesn't, but until I can get number 10 or, maybe, seven, I'll keep 19.

Who did you last swap shirts with?
Adam Smith. He was on loan at Milton Keynes Dons when I swapped with him.

How has the game changed for the better since you became a pro?
I'd have to say the quality of the nutritional side of the game and the quality of the sports science deparment have both increased.

If you could have coached yourself when you were a teenager, what advice would you have passed on?
No matter how much talent you have, you have to work hard.

If you stay in the game at the end of your career, what will you do? a) Manager b) Coach c) Scout d) Physio e) Pundit?
I think I could be a scout.

What do you want to be best remembered for at the end of your career?
For my flair and the goals I've scored.

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Photograph courtesy of Mark D Fuller

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