Irish midfielder Chris Forrester has been likened to Manchester United star Michael Carrick by manager Graham Westley after a fine start to life with Peterborough United.

Forrester joined Posh from St Patrick’s Athletic in August and has scored twice in the process of being a regular in their side.

"There's so much Michael Carrick in him it's scary," Westley told the BBC.

"You look at the likes of Carrick, an intelligent player, reads the game brilliantly well, owns, keeps and passes the ball in the right way - he's got so many of the characteristics.

"Could you see him being even better? He probably gets more goals than Carrick - he's a great player in the making."

Westley expects more to come from Forrester, who lit up the SSE Airtricity Premier Division throughout his time with the Saints.

"You look at the stats from last weekend's game (against Doncaster), he was up near the 70-pass mark," said Westley.

"I think he's got a lot more in him as he learns the diamond shape and improves his physical condition he'll get on the ball even more.

"We've seen what he can do in terms of arriving in the box and scoring goals, we've seen his passing, he's such a composed individual, he's a cracking player."