Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has labelled Irish midfielder Chris Forrester as “priceless” after a tremendous start to his career with the League One club.

Forrester joined Posh from St Patrick’s Athletic last August for an undisclosed fee and immediately nailed down a spot in the first-team.

Peterborough sit sixth in the league table with Forrester likened to Michael Carrick by his manager Graham Westley after some impressive form.

Asked whether Forrester would be valued at under or over £3 million, MacAnthony said the price tag would be “way, way over” that figure and that the 23-year-old was the best midfield passer of the ball he had ever signed.

He added that he believes Forrester will go on to be a better player than current Irish international Jeff Henderick. 

Posh were considering a move for Derry man Patrick McEleney after the end of the 2015 season, with the midfielder's injury problems scuppering a move to England during a trial spell. He has since joined league champions Dundalk from the Candystripes.