Date of Birth: December 23, 1990
Previous Clubs: St Johnstone (youth), Alloa Athletic (youth), Arniston Rangers, Newtongrange Star, Musselburgh Athletic, BK Forward
Forster started his career in the youth set-ups at both St Johnstone and then Alloa Athletic before joining Arniston Rangers and Newtongrange Star.
In 2014, he stopped playing football for a short while as his job as a car salesman took priority but a call from then Musselburgh Athletic boss Calvin Shand saw him return to the junior football scene for the 2016/17 season.
From there, he got the opportunity to play football professionally with fourth-tier Swedish league outfit BK Forward, where he spent a season in 2018. Following the expiration of his contract, Forster rejoined Newtongrange Star in December 2018 and signed on the dotted line for the ‘Gers for the 2019/20 season.
Equally effective in both midfield and at right-back, Forster was a consistent performer throughout the club’s inaugural Lowland League campaign and was one of the first players to re-sign for the 2020/21 season.
Forster’s younger brother is Jordon Forster, who spent the 2012 season on loan at the ‘Gers before going on to play more than 60 times for Hibernian. After a spell in England with Plymouth Argyle and Cheltenham Town, Jordon is back in Scotland with Dundee.
Ali’s kit this season is sponsored by fan Gavin Marshall of Norwich.