I get a kick out of Blues
PUBLISHED: 14:09 05 November 2010
Adrian Forbes has given his new career as a Lowestoft Town player a huge seal of approval – even though life at Crown Meadow has some painful side-effects.
The experienced winger has become a target for opponents this season – and Tuesday’s 3-1 FA Trophy replay win over Chippenham Town was no exception.
But the 31-year-old – whose CV includes spells at Norwich, Luton, Swansea, Blackpool, Millwall and Grimsby – wouldn’t have it any other way.
“It’s been something I have had to deal with,” he said. “People will know where I have played before and the experience I have got and obviously people will like to give me a good old kick.
“Many a left-back I have played against so far has definitely done that, but I am big enough, ugly enough and experienced enough to deal with all that and I have got to use it to my advantage and get the free-kicks that lead to the goals.
“I’m loving every minute here. It’s been a difficult time for me being away from the family for the last couple of years, but there’s a superb bunch of lads here. The first day they took the mick out of me straight away – that makes you feel welcome.”
Lowestoft are at home to Horsham, bottom of the Ryman Premier League tomorrow, but Forbes admits that while that comes first, it’s hard not to look at the next round of the Trophy and hope that victory over Swindon Supermarine later this month hands the Blues a tie against his former club Luton.
“There are some big old teams coming up if we beat them,” he said. “Everyone since I have been here has talked about Lowestoft Town progressing, that they want to be a league club. If that’s what they want to do, what the management team and us as players want to do, we need to get to that level, we need to play against those boys and see how we do.
“For me, yes of course I’m going to look at Luton. I spent three great years there – and I’d love to go back there and get booed. But I’m going to try and not look too far forward.”
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