Chris Forrester rejoins St Pat’s Athletic after leaving Aberdeen

Chris Forrester has signed for St Pat's Athletic.
Chris Forrester has signed for St Pat's Athletic.

Former Aberdeen midfielder Chris Forrester has rejoined League of Ireland side St Pat’s Athletic.

Forrester was released by the Dons on Tuesday after a frustrating six months in the Granite City, in which he made only eight appearances.

He was a summer signing from Peterborough United, bought for a fee in the region of £200,000, but made only one start, against St Johnstone.

The 26-year-old has penned a three-year deal with Harry Kenny’s side, starting his second spell for the club he left in 2015.

Forrester said: “With me coming home, it gives me a fresh start. I’m around my family, my little girl and my friends; I’m around a club that generally likes me. As a footballer, you just want to be loved. Coming back to Pats, if I do the business, hopefully that’s what it’ll mean for me.

“I’m delighted to be back. With everything that’s gone on in my life, I was always going to be coming back. I’ve had a good few years here before and hopefully we can do the same this season.”