Photo courtesy Rangers FC
IRVINE, Calif. – Orange County SC announced on Friday it had agreed to terms with English forward Harry Forrester for the 2019 USL Championship season, pending league and federation approval and completion of his P-1 visa. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“I'm very excited to bring a player of Harry's caliber on board and continue to strengthen our team from a year ago,” said OCSC Head Coach Braeden Cloutier. “One of our first priorities this offseason was to find a dynamic winger with the ability to create off the dribble. Harry has that quality and proved it at a very high level for Rangers, one of the biggest clubs in the Scottish Premier League.”
Forrester, from Milton Keynes, England, was a fan favorite for the most successful team in Scotland, Glasgow Rangers FC, where he played between 2016 and this past July. He most recently competed for Machine Sazi in the Persian Gulf Pro League.
“I can't wait to get started, after speaking to Oliver, Braeden, Peter, and Richard, I can see the plans for the club moving forward and I'm excited to be a part of that,” said Forrester. “The club and league is only going one way and I want to be a part of that journey.”
Forrester began his professional development with the youth teams of Watford and Aston Villa. He has also played for Kilmarnock, Brentford, Doncaster Rovers, and AFC Wimbledon.
“We are thrilled to add Harry to our roster,” said OCSC General Manager Oliver Wyss. “He is a very talented player and his impressive resume speaks for itself, I am convinced Harry will have a significant impact on the field and entertain our fans with his abilities.”