Forster Bolsters

DEREK Adams is happy with his capture of Jordon Forster from Hibernian - but has not given up hope of bringing back a familiar face during the transfer window.

Defender Forster joined this week on loan from Hibernian of the Scottish Premier League, giving Derek further options when it comes to his back-line. 

"We need competition for places and Jordon coming in gives us that," Derek said about 22-year-old Jordon. "There's no problem [with fitness]. He is ready to go when I see fit and well for him to play and that is something we need at this time in the season.

"Jordon has played at centre-back and he has played at right-back in the Premiership in Scotland for many games for Hibernian, so he can play in both areas very well."

Adams has not given up hope of bringing Hiram Boateng back to the club. The midfielder shone whilst on-loan from Crystal Palace earlier in the season, but missed all of November and December with injury, and was retained by Palace when he loan ran out on January 2. 

Derek is hopeful the Eagles will let their central midfielder, who has recently turned 20-years-old, return to Home Park for another loan spell. 

"We just have to wait on Crystal Palace," said Derek. "They have obviously got a situation where they have to manage their team. He is their player and we are hopeful that we can have him back at some stage. We will just have to wait and see what happens at Crystal Palace.

"They have circumstances that they need to deal with. It might be that he stays there and becomes part of their first team plans until the end of the season, and that would be good for the player. Would we like to have him back? Yes is the answer."