James Norwood has signed a new contract to stay at Forest Green Rovers until the end 2013/14 season – with the option of an extra year.
In a massive boost for Rovers, ahead of their final push towards a play-off position, Norwood has this season added regular goal-scoring to his electric pace, dynamic workrate and skillful attacking play.
It’s kids go free on Tuesday evening as Forest Green welcome Braintree Town to The New Lawn for Rovers’ second home game of 2013 (7:45pm).
Saturday’s entertaining 1-1 draw with Luton Town at a tense Kenilworth Road saw Rovers share the spoils with a promotion rival for the second time in a row – the visit of Tuesday’s opponents, however, will present a whole new challenge against a team scrapping at the lower end of the table.
Forest Green visit Luton Town this weekend chasing their first ever win at Kenilworth Road after three previously failed attempts (3pm).
A 1-1 draw in Bedfordshire last season was the first time Rovers have taken anything away from Luton’s home turf since they dropped into the non-league game in 2009.
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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).