ACHIEVE are delighted to have worked with our colleagues at ProLegal Group to complete the move of central defender Jordon Forster from Scottish Premier League club Hibernian to English outfit Cheltenham Town.
Scottish centre-back Forster, 23, made 23 appearances in all competitions last season for the Edinburgh-based side, helping them to gain promotion from the Scottish Championship by winning the title.
He began his career in the Celtic youth side before moving to Hibernian in 2010. A loan spell at Berwick Rangers in the second half of the 2011-12 season saw him make his professional debut and he went on to enjoy a productive loan spell, making 10 appearances and scoring twice.
A further loan spell at the beginning of the 2012-13 campaign, this time to East Fife, saw him make another 12 appearances before he returned to Easter Road and made his senior debut for Hibernian in May 2013 in a 2-1 win over local rivals Hearts.
He went on to play against former club Celtic in the 2013 Scottish Cup Final.
He made the move to England in January 2016, linking up with Pilgrims manager Derek Adams, who had known about him from his time managing Ross County in the Scottish Premier League. Forster went on to feature 13 times at Home Park, before returning to Hibernian and signing a new two-year contract in July 2016.
In total, he has made 114 appearances in all competitions to date, netting 8 goals.
He now has an opportunity to make a name for himself in England by linking up with manager Gary Johnson’s Cheltenham Town.
ACHIEVE Director Dave Garley said: “It has been a pleasure to work once again with our friends at the ProLegal Group in Scotland to conclude this transfer.
“We have forged an exciting partnership with them over the years and have now collaborated on a number of clients together.
“Jordon gained promotion last season and has left Hibernian on a high for a new challenge now in England.
“Under Gary Johnson he will be playing under a manager who knows how to get the best from his players and has a great reputation for developing talented young footballers.
“Jordon is only 23-years-old and has every chance of progressing up the ladder in England and Cheltenham is a great club for him to join at this stage of his career.
“We wish both Jordon and Cheltenham every success this season.”
Speaking to the Cheltenham Town official website, Jordon Forster said: “I’m really looking forward to getting started and playing some games.
“It became clear to me that my game time at Hibernian might be limited so when I heard that Cheltenham Town were interested, I was very happy to speak to the manager and I liked what I heard. He told me about his plans for the season and his philosophy. I also spoke to Liam Fontaine, who I know from Hibs, and he played for the manager at Bristol City and told me some good things so I was more than happy to come down.
“I played about 16 or 17 games for Plymouth Argyle last season so I know what to expect in League Two and it’s a case now of getting a good pre-season done.”
Cheltenham boss Gary Johnson added, “I’m really pleased that Jordon has come to join us.
“It’s great to have a player with as much experience as him at the age of only 23. He is a big strong player who has already played in some big games for Hibs.
“He broke his jaw while playing for Plymouth Argyle last season so he perhaps didn’t play as many games for them as planned but that experience will certainly be good for him and he will be a really good addition to our squad.”