Harry Forrester wants to end this season on a high so he can forget about the rest of it.
The attacking midfielder started his first game for Brentford since January on Saturday as the Bees’ play-off hopes faded to a glimmer with a 1-0 loss at AFC Bournemouth on Tuesday – which followed a 2-0 defeat at Leyton Orient on Saturday.
After hamstring and thigh injuries which have restricted him to just three starts this season, the 21-year-old, signed on a free transfer at the start of the season, was just happy to be back on the pitch.
“I felt good,” he said.
“It’s good to get 90 minutes and I want to put the rest of the season behind me.
“There are 10 games left, hopefully I can get a good run in to the end of the season to bring me on for next year.
“We have to pick up points for the rest of the season and we need a couple of wins.”
Forrester could find himself thrust into an unfamiliar striker’s role if manager Uwe Rosler, who since has written off Brentford’s play-off chances in the wake of recent results failed to bring in a striker on loan before last night’s deadline.
Midfielder Jonathon Douglas apologised on Twitter for the result on the south coast and Rosler faces his side finishing outside the top 10 if the run continues.
Since Gary Alexander’s departure to Crawley Town two weeks ago, the Bees, who host Rochdale tomorrow, have failed to score in three matches.
Meanwhile, Everton loan stars defender Jake Bidwell and livewire midfielder Adam Forshaw have extended their youth loan deals at Griffin Park until the end of the season.