Scottish Championship leaders Rangers have confirmed the signing of Doncaster Rovers playmaker Harry Forrester. The 24-year-old, who turns 25 on Saturday, has signed an initial six-month contract to link up with Mark Warburton once again at Ibrox.
The Doncaster Rovers official website has confirmed that an ‘undisclosed fee’ was agreed between the two clubs, and once the transfer window officially reopens on Saturday, then Forrester will become a Rangers player.
Forrester moved to Keepmoat Stadium in 2013, when the club were still a Championship side, after his Brentford contract expired. He went on to feature 66 times in the red and white stripes, scoring 11 goals in the process.
Prior to joining Brentford, the attacker enjoyed a brief trial with Dutch and European giants Ajax. He is also no stranger to Scottish football, having had a brief loan spell with Kilmarnock after beginning his career with Watford and then Aston Villa. He has also featured against Rangers, losing 3-2 after Kenny Miller, now a team-mate of Forrester’s, managed to score a hat-trick.
Also a goodbye and thank you to @drfc_official. Fans have been magnificent with me from day 1 … wish you all the best in the future
— Harry Forrester (@harry_forrester) December 31, 2015
It isn’t likely that the player will receive international clearance in time for him to make his debut this weekend. Therefore the Scottish Cup tie against Cowdenbeath seems a more realistic opportunity for him to make his Rangers bow.