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Anton Forrester

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Biography

Date of birth

11/02/1994

Height

183 cm

Signed

12/07/2016

Country

England

Previous clubs: Everton, Blackburn Rovers, Bury (loan), Morecambe (loan)

The Liverpool-born striker joined Everton aged just nine years old and grew through the youth ranks at Goodison Park before joining Blackburn Rovers in January 2013. His successful trial spell caught the attention of manager Michael Appleton as Anton signed a two-year contract.

After making his debut in a FA Cup match against Millwall, Anton was soon loaned out to League One side, Bury. He enjoyed a good few months in Greater Manchester where he became a regular and also managed to win ‘Goal of the Season’.

However, the next few months proved a big test for the 23-year old as a knee injury kept him out for nine months and also had problems with his hamstring soon after returning to Blackburn, but he managed to earn himself a one-year deal in July 2015. A loan to Morecambe was also on the cards where he made several appearances there before becoming a key member in Rovers’ reserve squad.

He was released in May 2016 where he signed for Port Vale in the summer. His strength and power has been recognised by many supporters at Vale Park, and could become a key player if his injury problems stay away.

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