St Patrick's Athletic can today confirm the transfer of midfielder Chris Forrester to Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee.
The 22 year old joined the Saints from Bohemian FC back in 2012 and in his time at the club scored a total of 42 goals in 158 appearances in all competitions (38 goals in 111 league appearances).
Forrester came to the attention of not just the whole of the League of Ireland, but a wider audience as well for his spectacular displays for the Saints in 2012 and became a fans' favourite for his eye-catching goals from midfield. The most eye catching of these was in the Saints' 5-1 home win in April 2012 as Forrester netted two stunning goals, the first a long range strike and the second a superb lob.
Chris, who hails from Smithfield in Dublin city centre, played for Smithfield and Bohemian schoolboys as a youth, before joining Belvedere. In his three years there, he enhanced his technical ability and skill, while also winning the FAI Umbro U17 Cup. Not long after that success though, Forrester re-joined Bohemians as he was given a chance in the first team at just 18 years of age alongside other Belvedere players, making his debut in the Setanta Sports Cup against Portadown in March 2011.
While with the Saints, Forrester won a first U21 Republic of Ireland cap in a 3-0 win over the Netherlands in February 2012, making a further appearance against Portugal a month later. Forrester won the club's young player of the year award in both 2012 and 2013, and won the SSE Airtricity League, FAI Cup and President's Cup in his time in Inchicore.
Everyone at St Patrick's Athletic FC wishes Chris the best for the future and would like to thank him for his service to the club over the past three and a half years; #ThanksChris