Jonathan Ronald James Forte
(born 25 July 1986) is an English-born Barbadian footballer
who plays for Southampton
as a forward
Forte was born in Sheffield
and started his career at Rotherham United
as a schoolboy in the Academy, but opted to join the Sheffield United
Academy, along with Billy Sharp
after Rotherham turned him away.
Forte was mostly been used as a substitute
at Sheffield United, with only five of his appearances being from the start. He went on loan twice in the 2005–06
season, to Doncaster Rovers
and Rotherham United. He scored eight times (four for each team) for these clubs, and played an important part in keeping Rotherham in League One
In July 2006, Forte was re-signed by Doncaster Rovers, initially on a six-month loan deal. He helped Doncaster win the Football League Trophy
on 1 April 2007 scoring the first goal in 3–2 (aet) victory against Bristol Rovers
after only 43 seconds.
Forte signed for Scunthorpe United
on 4 July 2007.
He then signed for Notts County
on 13 November 2008 in a very fruitful one month loan deal. He scored four goals in four league games, including a hat trick
on his debut against Barnet
. He re-signed on a one month loan deal at Meadow Lane in February 2009, getting himself on the scoresheet again with two goals against Bradford City
in Notts' 3–1 home win. The loan was extended for a second month until 18 April in... Read More