Forest Green Rovers have signed former Newport County fullback David Pipe on a two year deal.
The 30-year-old captained Newport to victory over Wrexham in the Conference play-off final at Wembley last season, leading the Welsh side back into the Football League following a 25-year exile.
Rovers will be opening their doors to the FGR stars of the future later this month, as youth trials are set to begin at the club’s training ground at The Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester.
Scott Bartlett, Head of Youth at FGR, will be heading up trials for players in the U7s–U16s age groups, and is calling on players in the local area to come and show what they can do
FOREST Green Academy starlets Aden Baldwin and Niall Morgan jet-off to Italy this week to represent English College's Under 19s in the European Colleges tournament.
After earning two caps against Wales and Scotland recently, defender Baldwin,16, and striker Morgan,18, have made the 18-man England cut.
Forest Green Rovers have today confirmed the departures of several out of contract playing staff, as manager Ady Pennock looks to reshape the squad prior to the start of the 2014/2015 season.
Jared Hodgkiss, Ed Asafu-Adjaye, Stephen Brogan, Reece Styche, Paul Green, Saul Williams and Adam McHugh have all been released after reaching the end of their contracts.
Rovers midfielder Marcus Kelly was the big winner at Rovers’ end of season awards on Saturday, picking up both the Supporters’ and Players’ Player of the Season awards, as well as goal of the season for his strike against Hyde on the opening day of the campaign.
A sixteenth consecutive Football Conference season reaches its conclusion on Saturday as Wrexham visit The New Lawn for a match that also marks Youth Development Day (5.30pm).
The entire youth set-up at the club, from the under 7 age groups all the way up to the under 18’s squad will be parading around the pitch before kick-off in celebration of their commitment to the club.
An injury depleted squad may be feeling the full effects of another marathon campaign in the Conference Premier but Forest Green must call on all their remaining energy ahead of a trip to league champions Luton Town on Monday (3pm).
Lee Hughes earned Rovers a stoppage time point against Woking at The New Lawn on Saturday in a clash that saw more of Ady Pennock’s men forced onto the treatment table.
A sixteenth consecutive campaign in the Conference Premier edges ever closer to its conclusion for Forest Green with a penultimate home match of the season on Saturday as Woking visit The New Lawn (3pm).
It was only just under three weeks ago since the side’s last did battle at Kingfield but they meet again this weekend with both still facing a miniscule chance of making the end of season play-offs.
There is not long left to get tickets for our bank holiday day game with Luton Town on Monday 21st April.
Forest Green Rovers will hold the End-of-Season Awards Presentation at The New Lawn following the Wrexham match on Saturday 26th April (7:30pm).
Tickets are now available to join players, management and staff for the drinks and awards such as Player of the Season & Goal of the Year.
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