Forster placed on gardening leave
Forster placed on gardening leave

Dover Athletic manager Nicky Forster has been placed on gardening leave following five straight defeats for the Blue Square Bet South club.Nicky Forster2

Forster’s future with the Whites is now in doubt with an emergency board meeting taking place on Friday afternoon.

The former Gillingham and Brentford striker’s future was cast in doubt after Dover lost 1-0 at Dorchester Town on Tuesday night with a 5-2 loss at Farnborough at the weekend.

Forster, should he leave, will leave Dover third in the Blue Square Bet South league and having won their previous six games prior to the recent poor run of form.

The Dover Athletic board are expected to make an announcement about Forster’s future at 2pm on Saturday afternoon with a new manager expected to be unveiled then with Margate manager Chris Kinnear tipped to replace Forster.

Meanwhile, Dover’s game with Bromley scheduled for this weekend was called off with snow and frost on the pitch at Crabble.