WESTLEY: CHRIS CAN BE OUR CARRICK
PETERBOROUGH United manager Graham Westley has drawn comparisons between midfielder Chris Forrester and England star Michael Carrick.
Forrester, 22, has been the linchpin of Posh’s midfield since Westley’s arrival at London Road in September and chipped in with two goals ahead of the weekend.
And the former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has certainly left his mark on Westley, who believes he is destined to emulate five-time Premier League champion Carrick and reach the very top.
“There’s so much Michael Carrick in him it’s scary,” said Westley. “You look at the likes of Carrick, an intelligent player, reads the game brilliantly well, owns, keeps and passes the ball in the right way – he’s got so many of the characteristics.
“He probably gets more goals than Carrick – he’s a great player in the making.
“You look at the stats from last weekend’s game against Doncaster, he was up near the 70-pass mark.
“We’ve seen what he can do in terms of scoring goals, we’ve seen his passing. He’s a cracking player.” Graham Westley – see p27