Harry Forrester is starting to make a real impact at Wimbledon.
The talented winger was limited to substitute appearances early in his Dons career with manager Neal Ardley keen to make sure he was operating at full fitness and, in the last few games, Forrester is proving that he was worth the wait.
The 26-year-old opened his account for the League One club by netting a super winner on his first start against Northampton earlier this month. Forrester then received a standing ovation for a superb performance against Rotherham last Tuesday and impressed again despite Wimbledon going down 1-0 to Plymouth on Saturday.
Forrester’s revival could hardly have been better timed as he strives to show parent club Rangers what they are missing. The former Doncaster Rovers winger was frozen out by manager Pedro Caixinha and forced to train with the reserves before being farmed out in the summer.
Nonetheless, Forrester still harbours hope that he has a future at Ibrox.
“Things change and new people come in,” Forrester told London News Online about his departure from Rangers. “I didn’t want to leave permanently and you never know what happens in football.
“I’ve come here to work and to play and I’ll give 110 per cent, that a given, and we’ll see where we are at the end of the season.
“I’d love there to be (a chance to return to Ibrox), but for the moment my sights are firmly set on Wimbledon. Rangers are a massive club, it’s an honour to play for a club that big.”
Forrester’s hopes, however, could be tied inextricably to the future of Caixinha. The Portuguese is under huge pressure right now, not helped by a Scottish League Cup semi-final defeat to Motherwell at the weekend.
As long as Caixinha stays, Forrester’s chances of a return look unlikely. But who knows how much longer Caixinha will be in a job at Ibrox?