Striker Jon Parkin has today signed for Forest Green Rovers on a one year contract.
The 32-year-old spent the past two seasons with Fleetwood Town and scored 10 times as they won promotion into League One last campaign.
Forest Green Rovers preseason game away to Shortwood United today has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
The game was due to be the third of eight friendlies organised by Forest Green as they prepare for 2014-15 season beginning on August 9.
Midfielder Kieron Forbes has signed for Aldershot Town on a six month loan deal.
The 23-year-old battled with injury last season, making only eight league appearances for Forest Green, before going on loan to Conference South side Whitehawk during the final part of the campaign as he regained fitness - appearing nine times.
Forest Green’s pre-season campaign is in full flow and Rovers make the short trip across the valley to take on near neighbours Shortwood United on Saturday at Meadowbank (3pm).
After a 1-0 home defeat against Championship side Birmingham City on Tuesday, with a 4-0 away win over Bishop’s Cleeve the following evening, Ady Pennock’s unit are now well into their pre-season schedule.
Forest Green Rovers have added an extra preseason fixture against Gloucester City next Tuesday 22nd July at Whaddon Road in Cheltenham (KO 7:30pm).
The Tigers had been scheduled to play Hereford United on that date, but the uncertainty surrounding the Bull meant Gloucester needed to find a new opponent at short notice.
Tickets are now on sale for home fans for Forest Green Rover's upcoming derby against Bristol Rovers on August 25th - Bank Holiday Monday at The New Lawn (kick-off 1:00pm).
Visiting fans will need to purchase tickets directly from Bristol Rovers when they go on sale from Monday.
Championship side Birmingham City visit The New Lawn on Tuesday night (KO 7:45pm) as Forest Green fans get first sight of Ady Pennock’s revamped Rover’s squad ahead of the 2014-15 season.
After a punishing week of fitness work in Scotland described by one of Rover’s more mature players as the “toughest he’s experienced in his career”, the preseason preparation doesn’t get any easier with the visit of Lee Clark’s men to Gloucestershire.
The Forest Green Rovers Supporters Club membership scheme for the 2014-15 season is now open and the organisation are welcoming new and existing supporters to sign up for the forthcoming campaign.
The first business networking event of the season will coincide with Forest Green's first preseason friendly against Championship side Birmingham City next Tuesday 15th July at The New Lawn.
In partnership with Lister Communications, the Networking:Another Way event will begin at 6:00pm and will run until the 7:45pm kick-off.
Forest Green Rovers will play Southport away to kick-off the 2014-15 Football Conference season - but will also host Bristol Rovers in a blockbuster August Bank Holiday Monday clash.
Rovers have enjoyed a favourable fixture allocation for the past three season openers - with home games against Stockport, Cambridge and Hyde resulting in two draws and last years mammoth 8-0 win.
v Slimbridge (A)
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