FOREST Green Rovers and Omar “OJ” Koroma have parted ways, with the strikers contract cancelled by mutual consent.
Koroma, 24, joined Forest Green in May 2012 after agreeing a three year contract – but the former Portsmouth and Norwich City forward has made few starts over the past 18 months and failed to score in any competitive game since his arrival.
Forest Green Rovers have signed triallist Jason Walker until the end of the season after the former York City striker returned to the UK from a six month sojourn in Swedish football.
The 29-year-old forward won promotion from the Football Conference with York in 2011-12 after setting up the Minstermen’s winning goals in both the Play-off Semi-Final and Final.
Forest Green Rovers match against Hyde today is ON after a local referee deemed the pitch playable after an inspection took place at Ewen Fields this morning.
BUT there is a caveat ... if heavy rain falls before this morning, the match referee will carry out a second inspection at 12noon.
A pitch inspection will take place at 8am tomorrow morning for FGR's trip to Hyde.
A stop-start beginning to the New Year has proved frustrating so far for Forest Green who will be hoping the weather will abate so they can take on Hyde this Saturday (3pm).
A floodlight failure on Tuesday at The New Lawn against Grimsby Town caused an early abandonment after only 31 minutes in what was just Rovers second outing since the turn of the year.
Forest Green Rovers number nine Danny Wright is live on The Locker Room, Stroud FM’s local football show, this evening at 7pm.
The summer signing from Wrexham will be live in the studio reflecting on his time as a FGR player which has seen the hitman find the back of the net four times so far.
It’s a first trip of the new year to Hyde on Saturday for Forest Green next up and the FGR Supporters Club are now taking bookings on the coach they are running to the game.
Fans can travel in comfort with the popular Supporters Club coach travel to Ewen Fields to cheer on Ady Pennock’s side who are set to face a Hyde team who picked up their first win of the season on Tuesday night.
Promotion chasers Grimsby Town are the visitors on Tuesday evening as we welcome the Mariners to Nailsworth for our second game of the new year (7:45pm).
Thursday’s live televised draw with Hereford United at The New Lawn was a great spectacle, as Ady Pennock’s side could count themselves unlucky not to pick up all three points, but the visit of a Grimsby side gunning for a return to the Football League will be a tough challenge.
Forest Green Rovers forward Matthew Barnes-Homer has moved to Cambridge United on a free transfer.
Barnes-Homer joined Rovers in August from Macclesfield Town after becoming a free agent and was handed a two-year contract by former manager David Hockaday in the final signing of his tenure.
Tonight's game between Forest Green Rovers and Hereford United in front of the BT Sport cameras is definitely ON (kick off 7:30pm).
Groundsman Stewart Ward has worked wonders with the pitch at The New Lawn which has received a deluge of rain over the past week.
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