Jack Forrest (footballer)
|Full name||John Forrest|
|Date of birth||1878|
|Place of birth||Lanarkshire, Scotland|
|Date of death||Unknown|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Forrest was born in Lanarkshire and played for Motherwell before being signed by Stoke in 1902 after being highly recommended by the club's Scotland based scouts. He began his Stoke career brilliantly scoring twice on his debut in a 3–0 win over Staffordshire rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers and scored this third against Liverpool two matches later. But after the first month at the club he began to feel homesick and was allowed to return to Scotland. He played once in November and then in April before the board had enough of Forrest and told him to leave.
In May 1903 he joined the newly formed league club Bradford City taking his place in the club's first line-up against Grimsby Town on 1 September 1903. He spent a little over two seasons at Bradford scoring 18 goals in 53 league games and being the club's top goal-scorer in 1904–05. He also scored six goals from just five FA Cup games including four in a 9–0 win over Sunderland W.E. on 10 December 1905. In January 1906, he left to join Hamilton Academical.
|Bradford City||1903–04||Second Division||27||5||3||2||30||7|