The Stroud News and Journal Columnist gives his own personal view after the Wrexham Game.
In a fixture change, Forest Green Rovers will now play Gateshead at The New Lawn on Saturday 16 February, instead of Dartford.
Following Dartford's 3-2 win over Halifax in the FA Trophy last night, the first game of their two-leg semi-final against Grimsby will take precedence on that date.
Stroud Life sports editor Peter Orchard is the special guest in the Stroud FM studio’s this evening for the latest edition of The Locker Room – the stations premier local football show (7pm).
Orchard covers Forest Green for the Citizen as well as in the Stroud Life and also the Non League Paper – providing news stories, interviews and reports from a daily involvement with Gloucestershire’s highest placed non-league club.
Forest Green Rovers have taken another step up the ladder of professionalism by becoming the first non-league side to implement Prozone match analysis.
Prozone is currently used by ALL Premier League and Championship clubs; plus 12 League One and 2 League Two sides: Barnet and Wycombe.
England C suffered late heartache when Aydin Yilmaz struck in the 87th-minute to knock Non-League’s Three Lions out of the International Challenge Trophy.
Paul Fairclough’s men were just minutes away from deservedly forcing extra-time in the semi-final against a Turkish side boasting three full-capped players.
Forest Green’s three England 'C' stars will be part of what manager Paul Fairclough calls his “strongest ever” squad of players as the team take on Turkey in the International Challenge Trophy semi final tonight (7.45pm).
Forest Green Rovers central defender Jamie Turley was last night named England 'C' Player of the Year at the inugural FA England Awards unfolded at St. George's Park.
The 22-year-old was handed the award by one of his childhood hero's, Sol Campbell, as the glittering occasion also saw Rovers teammate, Kieron Forbes, come third in the voting after Hyde forward Scott Spencer.
For the first time in 2013, Forest Green set foot on home soil to welcome promotion hopefuls Wrexham in what promises to be a thoroughly entertaining clash.
There is yet to be a goalless result between the two side’s since Wrexham dropped in to the top flight of non-league football in 2008 and Rovers will be looking to gain revenge for defeat at the Racecourse Ground back in October.
FOREST Green Rovers and Phil Marsh have parted ways, with the striker’s contract cancelled by mutual consent.
Marsh, 26, joined Forest Green in May from Stalybridge Celtic in the Blue Square North Premier but has been unable to get a foothold in Rovers matchday squad.
Forest Green Rovers fixture against Mansfield Town in March has been shifted from the Saturday afternoon to the Friday night - to be broadcast live from The New Lawn on Premier Sports TV.
The game was scheduled to be played on Saturday 16th March, but will now take place on Friday 15th March at 7:45pm.
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