Nicky Forster: How to lose your marker

It’s one of football’s favourite clichés, but the fact remains: Goals win games. A team can have an impenetrable rearguard, an aesthetically pleasing passing game and more discipline and organisation than the North Korean army, but if it doesn’t have a fox in the box sniffing around at the business end of the field you’re blunter than a butter knife.

Every team needs a penalty box assassin. Brentford’s Nicky Forster has earned his license to kill in the Football League. The veteran goal poacher has scored more than 200 career goals. He’s mastered the art of leaving his marker clutching at air. FourFourTwo Performance chatted to Forster about developing that knack for being in the right place at the right…

How did you master the art of being a fox in the box?

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1