He gets picked because he is, at present, more consistent than Chrissy. In the last four or five games Forester has shown much greater improvement, but his mistake for Blackburn's goal was a real kick in the teeth. Some of his defending in the first half of that game was, at times, very susceptible.john316z wrote: ↑13 Dec 2017, 08:16Nice goal today but I still don't see why he is getting picked ahead of Forrester? Anyone know? What I see is a player with occasionally good distribution, zero pace, absent when needed in midfield and gutless in a challenge? So am I blinkered or missing something? This was McCann's number 1 player he wanted in the summer after all
All Posh fans would love to see Chris Forester back to his pre-Chelsea levels as, without a shadow of a doubt, he was maybe the best midfielder in the division. If he continues with this progress then it will be a no brainer as to who starts games.
I think that with 45 minutes at Rochdale, 90 mins against Charlton, 90mins against Woking in the first game, 90 mins against Southend and 70 mins against Blackburn, encompassing five games in just 14 days, has been plenty for any player coming back into form. His ghastly mistake in the Blackburn game was maybe a result of just too much, too soon.
In my opinion it was a very good shout by McCann, born out by Doughty's contributions to the game last night.