Fans favourite Chris Stokes has over a hundred league appearances for the club to his name having become a regular fix in the Rovers back line.
He arrived at the club in 2010 but almost missed out on the opportunity to sign with a move to Cypriot outfit, AEL Limassol, seemingly lined up.
However he agreed a non-contract deal with the club when only 19 years old and hasn’t looked back since making his first team debut against Darlington in February 2011.
Stokes began his career in the youth system at Bolton Wanderers who paid an undisclosed fee to take him north from Bristol City. He had also represented Southampton as a junior.
He starred in the youth team at the Reebok Stadium and captained the Trotters under 18’s side to the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup.
In March 2010, Stokes joined Football League outfit Crewe Alexandra on loan and he made his senior bow in a 1-1 draw with Torquay United.
Stokes was let go by Bolton without making a senior appearance however he did gain international caps for the England under 17 side in his time with the club.
He has also represented the England C team in his time as a Forest Green player and will be looking to add his vital experience at this level to the squad this season.
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