Forbes only hinting at what he offers

Lowestoft Town forward Adrian Forbes insists he has got a lot more to offer the club once he attains full match fitness ahead of the Blues' FA Trophy first qualifying round replay against Needham Market tonight.

Forbes signed a two-year contract at Crown Meadow, having weighed up several options over how to prolong his career, and he admits that uncertainty led to a drop in his fitness levels.

But his brace in the 2-2 draw against Needham on Saturday showed that he is getting back to his best and he looks set to continue his comeback in the replay at Crown Meadow this evening as Town try to book a second qualifying round tie against the winners of another of tonight's replays – an 'M4 corridor derby' between Slough and Chippenham.

'My fitness is slowly coming back, it's still going to take a few weeks,' he said. 'I'm still nowhere near what I can do and it's probably going to take me another month to six weeks to get tip top fitness.

'I'm going to continue to work hard in games to get back to that fitness and hopefully fans will realise I've had the best part of four to six weeks of not doing a great deal.

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'They will get to see the results when I'm back to full match fitness.'

Forbes was paired with Lee McGlone up front and the former Norwich City man said he is relishing the responsibility of playing at the top end.

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'I like playing up front, I've played half my career up there,' added Forbes, who has already bagged four goals for the Blues since his arrival. 'I like that responsibility and I know how to play the position and fingers crossed I will be there again on Tuesday.'

Forbes admitted the Blues need to be more clinical in front of goal if they are to build on their impressive start to the season.

Had more of the Blues squad shown Forbes' composure in front of goal there wouldn't be any need for this evening's replay.

'We had enough opportunities where we could have got a couple more goals (on Saturday),' he said. 'We've had a couple of goals disallowed which were dubious to say the least as well. We know what we did wrong and we know what we need to do to put it right.'

The winners will line-up in the second qualifying round on Saturday October 30.

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