Fullback David Pipe told The Citizen's Pete Orchard of his pride in being named captain as Forest Green Rovers as they embark on their Vanarama Conference campaign at Southport tomorrow.
One of 10 new faces brought to the club by Ady Pennock this summer, right-back Pipe has been entrusted with the armband for the 2014/15 season.
The wait for the beginning of Forest Green Rovers Vanarama Conference campaign is nearly over as Rovers head north to Lancashire on Saturday to take on Southport at the Merseyrail Community Stadium (3pm).
After a pre-season schedule which has seen the club take on opposition from as low as the Hellenic League, to the might of the Premier League, all attention turns to Saturday’s clash with one of the club’s long term Conference foes.
Forest Green Rovers fans planning on joining the FGR team photo tomorrow (Thursday 7th August @ 1:30pm) have 24 hours left to purchase a new replica shirt.
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.
Central defender Danny Coles has signed for Forest Green Rovers ahead of their opening Vanarama Conference game against Southport.
The 32-year-old who was on hand last night to watch Rovers 4-6 thriller against Arsenal's under 21 side, moves from Exeter City in League Two, having formerly played for both Bristol clubs - and still resides with his family in the city.
Fewer than 300 seats remain for tonight's Forest Green Rovers match against Arsenal's young guns at The New Lawn (7:00pm KO).
To ensure fans get a seat for tonight's match, they can purchase tickets online and print off the tickets at home/work. The barcode is then swiped at the turnstiles to gain entry: Online Club Shop
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.
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