April Player of the Month - Men's

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April Player of the Month - Men's

Chris Forrester of St. Patrick's Athletic FC is the SSE Airtricity / Soccer Writers Ireland Player of the Month April 2021... 

SSE Airtricity is delighted to announce Chris Forrester as this month’s player of the month. The 28-year-old midfielder was a central figure as the Saints began their campaign strongly with six wins and two draws.

"The start of the season has been good. Personally, I'm playing well and as a team we're playing well. We were unbeaten up to Saturday so we will look to kick on again. A lot of things have come together”, said Forrester.

Forrester has returned to Richmond Park following spells with Peterborough United and Aberdeen. The Dubliner is enjoying his football once again, with the support of Pat’s boss Stephen O’Donnell.

“Stephen has been very good for me since coming in,” he added. “We had a chat at the start of the season and he told me a few home truths. They hit home and sparked me into wanting to be a better player and improve every day.

“Personal ambition for me is just to enjoy football again. You want to be one of the best players in the league, you want to be held in that regard, but for me it's just about being happy again playing football. I've been delighted this season at Pat's.”

Leanne Sheill, Marketing Manager at SSE Airtricity, commented: “Congratulations to Chris on such a strong start to the season. We are delighted to announce Chris as the winner of the first SSE Airtricity Soccer Writer’s Ireland Player of the Month award this season.”

Congratulations to all of the nominated players. Finn Harps striker Adam Foley finished second in the voting, while Graham Burke of Shamrock Rovers was third.