Midfielder Jamie Collins has agreed to join Eastleigh FC after having his contract at Forest Green Rovers terminated by mutual consent.
The 28-year-old, who lives with his young family in Hertfordshire, has struggled with a daily commute of almost 300 miles in the round-trip to Nailsworth.
Forest Green Rovers have now confirmed seven preseason fixtures as they prepare for their most exciting campaign to date.
The fixture announcement comes on the back of three new signings that have strengthened Rovers squad and reports in the Non-League Paper that BT Sport are set to sign 3-year deal to broadcast 25-30 live games of Conference Football.
Forest Green Rovers have signed former Fleetwood midfielder Anthony Barry on a three-year contract.
The 26-year-old has spent the past three and a half seasons with the Lancashire club during which time they rose from Conference North to League Two and was unlucky to be released after an injury ravaged spell during the middle part of his contract.
The return of Andy Mangan to Forest Green Rovers transpired by combining a genuine love of the club, the shared enthusiasm of Chairman and player, and the recognition that Rovers were, in Andy's words, "going places".
Manager David Hockaday explained how the signing unfolded.
Forest Green have re-signed striker Andy Mangan on a three-year contract, bringing the former Rovers player back to ground that delivered him a 30-goal season.
The 26-year-old has spent the past two seasons at Fleetwood Town and his goals were a massive factor in the Lancashire outfit running away with the Conference National title in 2011/12.
Forest Green Rovers’ under 18 Academy squad have claimed the South West Counties Youth League by a single point after a 4-0 victory over Salisbury City on the final day of the season.
The outcome was a coup for the fledgling FGR Academy and coach Scott Bartlett, with his first crop of youngsters combining study at SGS College with full-time training.
Forest Green Rovers season tickets go on sale for Green Club members today and will be available on General Sale from Tuesday 28th May.
With a view to having the new online ticketing system up and running before the start of the season – all seated season tickets will now be allocated, as will seated matchday tickets – fans can already choose their specific seat using the new Stadium Seating Plan.
Season ticket prices will be frozen and last year’s allocated seat charge has been scrapped.
FGR Girls “Double header” v Downend
1st half result FGR 7 – 0 Downend
2nd half result FGR 2 – 1 Downend
Forest Green Rovers players James Norwood and Chris Stokes have been selected to make their debuts for England C in Bermuda on 4th June.
Both 22-year-olds have been rewarded as two of the more consistent Rovers players throughout the 2012/13 season.
Forest Green Rovers appeared on BBC children's programme Blue Peter last night featuring on the club's environmental efforts.
Presenters Barney Harwood and Helen Skelton came along before the Dartford game to explore some of the eco-measures that have helped Rovers become the greenest football club in the country.