There is one final opportunity for manager Ady Pennock to assess his squad’s credentials ahead of the big Vanarama Conference Premier kick-off with a visit from Premier League giants Arsenal on Tuesday (7pm).
The long wait for the new league season is almost over for Rovers and a clash with the Gunners under-21’s side will act as the perfect final run-out before this coming weekend’s trip to Southport.
Michelle McDonald has stepped down from her role as Club Secretary.
Michelle has enjoyed her time at FGR but feels that it is the right time to move on.
Crystal Palace have confirmed they will be bringing a host of Premier League names to The New Lawn on Saturday (3:00pm KO) including newly signed central defender Brede Hangeland.
The Norweigan international only signed with Palace on this afternoon, moving from Fulham to Selhurst Park.
Forest Green Rovers striker Magno Vieira is moving on a one month loan to Conference rivals Nuneaton Town.
The 29-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Rovers following the arrivals of Jon Parkin, Lee Hughes and Luke Rodgers over the past seven months.
The first of two visits by Premier League clubs in the next week begins on Saturday as we welcome Crystal Palace to Nailsworth with the Eagles all set to bring a number of high profile names to The New Lawn (3pm).
Forest Green’s new Vanarama Conference season is just a week away and the squad’s preparations are stepping up with two huge home ties this week.
Forest Green Rovers fans can join-in the FGR team photo next Thursday 7th August (1:30pm) if they purchase a new replica shirt – which go on general sale today.
In a first for Rovers supporters, after the squad have taken their traditional team photo, a special “fans photo” with take place in the main East Stand with players and any supporters wearing FGR’s new home kit.
Forest Green Rovers new replica playing strips go on general sale tomorrow.
Launched by new recruit David Pipe last month and already worn by Rovers players throughout preseason, the new PUMA shirts feature a green and black hoop design and a commemorative badge on the back that marks Rovers 125th Anniversary season.
With less than two weeks until the start of the Conference Premier season Forest Green travel to Brimscombe & Thrupp this evening as preparations continue ahead of the new campaign (7.45pm).
A final pre-season test away from The New Lawn will see Rovers take on Hellenic Premier Division Brimscombe, with the opening league game of the season against Southport twelve days away.
Forest Green Rovers will be hosting their annual Fans Forum next Thursday 7th August, when fans will get the chance to ask questions of club hierarchy.
With the first game of the season set to be played at Southport two days later, manager Ady Pennock and chairman Dale Vince will be on the panel to answer questions about preseason, the squad, the season ahead and the club in general.
Forest Green Rovers two Bank Holiday fixtures against Aldershot Town have been brought forward to Friday kick-offs.
The away fixture, scheduled for Saturday 23 August, will now be played on Friday 22nd August (7.45pm KO).
v Welling (A)
30/08/2014 3:00 pm
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