Forest Green Rovers


Professional clubs in the West Country are gearing up for a return to football in the coming weeks, with an aim to complete the 2019-20 season, writes Andrew Clayton. The outbreak of covid-19 means that a ball has not been kicked in over a month, and despite the government’s decision to extend the national lockdown …

“You have got oat milk in your coffee rather than cow’s milk. That caused more controversy than anything else.” Forest Green Rovers are not the most traditional of football clubs, preferring to establish their own conventions in their quest to do things ‘another way’, writes Tom Howe. In the 10 years since green industrialist Dale …

West Country football is well and truly on the charge. A quick glance at the top of the League Two table showed five of the top nine places filled by teams from the South West of the country going into this weekend’s round of fixtures, writes Tom Howe. Swindon Town sat at the forefront, two …

BRISTOL City’s Shawn McCoulsky has joined Forest Green Rovers for an undisclosed fee. The 21-year-old Londoner has been on loan at Southend United this term. Since joining City in 2015, he has also had loan spells at Newport County, Bath City, Torquay United and Weston-super-Mare, but he will now join Forest Green on a permanent …

PLYMOUTH Argyle will entertain either Oxford United or Forest Green Rovers in the Emirates FA Cup second round after the draw was made on Monday night. Meanwhile, if Bristol Rovers can overcome Barnet in a reply they will host Stockport County. There are two all-League One ties as 2008 Cup winners Portsmouth travel to Rochdale …

ALWAYS one to look on the bright side of life, Isaiah Osbourne believes that Forest Green Rovers manager Mark Cooper is building “something special” for the future. Although the former Aston Villa midfielder signed up for a prolonged fight against relegation when he moved to the New Lawn as a free agent in the autumn, …

HAVING secured back-to-back victories to move them away from the relegation zone, Forest Green Rovers head to Morecambe full of confidence on Saturday. Manager, Mark Cooper, meanwhile is refusing to get carried away despite their recent upturn in form. “It is just another game,” he told forestgreenroversfc.com. “It’s an important game because of the situation …

THESE are early days and it is still far too soon to rush to judgement – but all the available evidence suggests Dayle Grubb was right to turn his back on a career in education in order to pursue a long-held ambition to be a full-time professional footballer. Just a few short weeks ago, the …