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Forshaw returns to Crown Meadow for a second stint

By Terry Bullen

Forward, Jamie Forshaw has joined Lowestoft Town for a second stint with the Trawlerboys.

25 year-old Forshaw is an energetic forward with bags of pace and reminded everyone of his capabilities last weekend when scoring both of the Wroxham goals and causing the Lowestoft Town defence problems throughout the match, despite the blues coming out on top with a 5-2 pre-season victory.

Forshaw started as a schoolboy with Norwich City before joining the Southend United youth team and earning a call-up to the Scotland U16’s squad in 2006.
Following a loan spell at Bishops Stortford in the 2008/09 season, he was released by Southend United before joining Ebsfleet United after a successful trial in 2009. However, after just thirteen appearances for the Fleet, Forshaw was released in February 2010 and despite interest from other clubs, he joined Lowestoft Town.

His first spell with Lowestoft Town lasted just over two years in which time he racked up 95 appearances and scored 16 goals for the Trawlerboys during their time in the Ryman Premier Division. One of which made it to ‘You Tube’ when he scored a 35 yard screamer against Aveley that can be seen by CLICKING HERE

Having decided to leave Lowestoft Town back in June 2012 for a brief spell at Kings Lynn and then Wroxham, he joined AFC Sudbury in June 2013 before returning to Wroxham again at the end of July 2014.

At the end of last season he became a free agent but returned to Wroxham this pre-season to maintain his fitness levels and to keep his options open. Thus leading to him being brought back to Lowestoft Town by Ady Gallagher to boost his sides attacking options for the new season.

Speaking about bringing Forshaw back to Lowestoft Town, Gallagher said “I'm pleased to welcome him back to the club, as Jamie was a player that we thought very highly of when he was here before. Unfortunately it didn't fully work out for him at that point in time but I really feel that he's matured in the time he's been away and we're excited to have him back, because when he was here before he came up with some magical moments for us. I think that maybe now he's more focused on his football, his fitness levels are much higher and he's working ever so hard to make sure he can make the most of the ability he's got and I think he will give us something different this season."

Forshaw joined up with the squad at this evenings training session and spoke about his return to Crown Meadow, saying "It's been a few years since I've been here but I've started feeling really good about myself again with some good touches of the ball and feeling like I'm back on my game. So when Ady got on the phone to me, it was a great opportunity for me and here I am.
I know a lot of the fans from my time here in the past and a number of them said hello on Saturday. So it's good to be back and it feels like I'm back where I should be and playing with a lot of friends that I have here."

In his first spell with the club, Forshaw and Lowestoft Town were plying their trade in the Ryman Premier Division and from that experience he knows exactly what's expected of him, stating "I know exactly what I've been brought here to do in needing to work hard for the team, run the channels, win the ball back and add that bit of quality when we need it. I know what the Ryman League is all about and I know how to win games, which is what I'm here to do".

Everyone at Lowestoft Town Football Club would like to welcome Jamie back to the club and we wish him all the best in his second spell with us.

Terry Bullen

Updated 21:51 - 19 Jul 2016 by Terry Bullen

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