Marcus Forss - Signs to June 2026

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I imagine we could p/x him to a division one or two club if needs be? but hopefully he will push on with us. on a very long contract.
 

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I imagine we could p/x him to a division one or two club if needs be? but hopefully he will push on with us. on a very long contract.
We wouldn’t have signed him to 2026 to do that. But the length of the contract would support a Championship loan next season particularly if we go up.
 

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Exciting prospect or flat track bully? I cannot make my mind up. Obviously better informed people than me rate him so that is what matters, but I honestly have yet to see why.
 

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Good prospect but imo needs a loan and to be playing regularly at his age ....
 

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According to Finnish media, Forss is not happy with the current situation. He is mainly looking for more play time and future plans are taking shape soon. "Changes are coming" ...
 

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According to Finnish media, Forss is not happy with the current situation. He is mainly looking for more play time and future plans are taking shape soon. "Changes are coming" ...
In an ideal world where we go up he would benefit hugely from a season loan at a middling/bottom half Championship club. He’s not ready to be a solo striker at a top 6 club- if he were he’d have been coming on for Toney (or that we’d move Toney out wide when he came on- we don’t, even though Toney actually is quite decent there). He might benefit from a season of playing out wide as a starter but doesn’t to me look like that sort of player when that’s how he’s mainly been deployed for us.
 

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he started off the season like a house on fire, but has looked very ineffective when coming on recently, missed some very good chances too. Definitely seems the type who just loves to play though so tough to balance
 

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According to Finnish media, Forss is not happy with the current situation. He is mainly looking for more play time and future plans are taking shape soon. "Changes are coming" ...

seemed happy enough to sign a big new contract?
 

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I guess if we don’t go up, Toney gets sold and next season may be more about mid table security should a number of other established players depart - Rico, JDS, Raya.

I could see it being a season of consolidation and Forss could probably lead the line for a team happy to finnish (get it) mid table.
 

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If he wants more game time then perhaps he could start doing something when he gets the chance
Totally right... on the other hand, last four matches 7 minutes a match as a winger so we do not really give him the same chances we give players who start and play constantly on their natural position. Nothing new here.

The article in Finnish media is what it is. These stories come and go, and I have my hunch what will happen after this season.
 

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he started off the season like a house on fire, but has looked very ineffective when coming on recently, missed some very good chances too. Definitely seems the type who just loves to play though so tough to balance
I think because when we started the season we were playing as had last season looking for runs of Ollie and co...That suits way Marcus plays but not Toney...now we have adjusted to way Toney plays as more a traditional Number 9 it means that when Forss does get playing time up front the team aren’t able to so quickly change style. A tad disappointing though that we haven’t found a way in practice to revert to two up front to deploy in games when needed as playing Forss out wide doesn’t work. However if he and Toney managed to form a partnership up top they could be lethal.
 

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I think because when we started the season we were playing as had last season looking for runs of Ollie and co...That suits way Marcus plays but not Toney...now we have adjusted to way Toney plays as more a traditional Number 9 it means that when Forss does get playing time up front the team aren’t able to so quickly change style. A tad disappointing though that we haven’t found a way in practice to revert to two up front to deploy in games when needed as playing Forss out wide doesn’t work. However if he and Toney managed to form a partnership up top they could be lethal.

Spot on. A failure of the coaching staff to not find a way to play to play them together. When Forss comes on when we’re losing he’s incredibly ineffective. He should be scaring defences in this scenario!

Theres a great player in there but he’s not ready to lead the line for us yet. Nor will he be next season if we don’t go up. Bit of a dilemma.
 

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Spot on. A failure of the coaching staff to not find a way to play to play them together. When Forss comes on when we’re losing he’s incredibly ineffective. He should be scaring defences in this scenario!

Theres a great player in there but he’s not ready to lead the line for us yet. Nor will he be next season if we don’t go up. Bit of a dilemma.

no failure at all , he is the back up striker .

like saying we should find a way to play Raya and Daniels together
 

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Yep he's the back up striker and if he wants to be more than that I suggest he pulls his finger out....
 

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If he wants more game time then perhaps he could start doing something when he gets the chance
I assume you would be better then Messi every game if you came on late on in the game without a real run in the first team.

What an unnecessary and stupid comment.
 

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no failure at all , he is the back up striker .

like saying we should find a way to play Raya and Daniels together

Its not quite the same! It would be good if we worked out a way to play them both together if we need to in games we’re chasing. It would involve a change in formation yes, but lots of other teams do similar.
 

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Its not quite the same! It would be good if we worked out a way to play them both together if we need to in games we’re chasing. It would involve a change in formation yes, but lots of other teams do similar.

I'd imagine if we had more time on the training ground we'd be doing all sorts of stuff like this but for the moment it's just play, recover, prepare, etc, etc...
 

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Its not quite the same! It would be good if we worked out a way to play them both together if we need to in games we’re chasing. It would involve a change in formation yes, but lots of other teams do similar.
Any ideas?
 

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Find it strange some people can't see we've completely changed style of play which unfortunately doesn't sh*t Forss. Toney and Forss completely different styles. Just like Owen and Shearer were.

If he ends up our first choice we will revert back to a old style of play. And I'm sure he ability will come through.

He isn't a winger so coming on with 15mins to go out wide of course we haven't seen a impact. Some people don't have football brains if they can't understand this situation right now with Forss.
 

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Really pleased for Forss today. Think he has had a difficult time recently by lack of goals when coming on as sub and not having a lot of game time. Always hard when a team has Toney in the line up. Took his goal well and as others mentioned in the match thread his high press was great.
 

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OK, it's hardly a startling revelation or anything, but I think this lad is the Real Deal - no particular info to back it up, just a hunch.

And should Ivan T. leave next season, rather than bringing in another signing, I feel Marcus may be being lined up to replace him (as with Ollie replacing Neal).
 

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He was like a Whippet on speed at times. First half in particular he was everywhere and the press was causing Preston lots of problems.

Movement for his goal was excellent too. Completely changed his line in anticipation of Roerslev’s cross and left himself in miles of space for the finish.

A goal every 153 minutes (Ivan’s is 123) is an excellent return considering his limited first team minutes this season.
 

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Spot on. A failure of the coaching staff to not find a way to play to play them together. When Forss comes on when we’re losing he’s incredibly ineffective. He should be scaring defences in this scenario!

Theres a great player in there but he’s not ready to lead the line for us yet. Nor will he be next season if we don’t go up. Bit of a dilemma.
Would this be during the 21 game unbeaten run? You can't have it both ways.
 

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I'm surprised there hasn't been any recent comment re Marcus. He had the best opportunities in the last two games and more clinical finishes could have turned two draws to two wins. In fairness, he himself created the opportunity against Millwall and was clearly annoyed with himself for not finishing it off. I was a bit surprised that he didn't show any emotion after the misses against Cardiff.
 

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I'm surprised there hasn't been any recent comment re Marcus. He had the best opportunities in the last two games and more clinical finishes could have turned two draws to two wins. In fairness, he himself created the opportunity against Millwall and was clearly annoyed with himself for not finishing it off. I was a bit surprised that he didn't show any emotion after the misses against Cardiff.

the one he hooked over bar :cry:
 

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I'm surprised there hasn't been any recent comment re Marcus. He had the best opportunities in the last two games and more clinical finishes could have turned two draws to two wins. In fairness, he himself created the opportunity against Millwall and was clearly annoyed with himself for not finishing it off. I was a bit surprised that he didn't show any emotion after the misses against Cardiff.
Players might be coached to put mistakes out of their mind quickly to maintain focus on the rest of the game. Analysis of what they could have done better to be done after the game.
 

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Players might be coached to put mistakes out of their mind quickly to maintain focus on the rest of the game. Analysis of what they could have done better to be done after the game.
Fair point. Toney doesn't seem to react to misses. I was just struck by the contrast between Forss's different level of reaction in the Millwall and Cardiff games. Maybe he was coached not to show the frustration he did at the weekend.
 

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Just not happening for him at the moment - today's chance wasn't easy but he should be hitting the target. Seems to be snatching at his efforts recently - I would probably bench him and try Ghoddos in behind Ivan on Tuesday.
 

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Just not happening for him at the moment - today's chance wasn't easy but he should be hitting the target. Seems to be snatching at his efforts recently - I would probably bench him and try Ghoddos in behind Ivan on Tuesday.
No! He is an out and out striker and staying to build up a real partnership with Toney. Let the two of them hit play offs flying !!
 

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Just not happening for him at the moment - today's chance wasn't easy but he should be hitting the target. Seems to be snatching at his efforts recently - I would probably bench him and try Ghoddos in behind Ivan on Tuesday.
Cant agree with that. I thought he harried and scared the sh*t out of them,impressed with his pace and his pressing yes maybe he should have hit the target but he done well in the first place to get there, he had very little time to get that shot away.
 
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