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OPPOSITION GUIDE: FOREST GREEN ROVERS

18 September 2020

City return to Sky Bet League Two action with a trip to The New Lawn to face Forest Green Rovers on Saturday afternoon (3.00pm).

Rovers finished the 2019/20 campaign in 10th position, one spot behind the Bantams.

We have compiled an Opposition Guide, packed full of detailed information on this weekend's hosts…

TRANSFER ACTIVITY

The Green have spent their summer making 10 new additions, with 11 players heading out of the exit door.

INS: Scott Wagstaff (Wimbledon), Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town), Jamille Matt (Newport County), Jake Young (Sheffield United), Kane Wilson (West Brom), Jack Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Nicky Cadden (Greenock Morton), Dan Sweeney (Barnet), Luke McGee (Portsmouth), Jordan Moore-Taylor (MK Dons)

OUTS: Nathan McGinley (Motherwell), Farrend Rawson (Mansfield Town), Dayle Grubb (Weston-Super-Mare), Joseph Mills (Northampton Town), George Williams (Grimsby Town), Elliot Frear (Hearts), Junior Mondal (Fylde), Liam Shephard (Newport County), Adam Smith (Yeovil Town, loan), Kevin Dawson (released), Matt Mills (retired).

ONES TO WATCH

Luke McGee

McGee featured on four occasions - on loan - for the Bantams last season, keeping one clean sheet.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper progressed through the youth ranks at Tottenham Hotspur before later spells with Peterborough and Portsmouth.

Liam Kitching

Former Leeds United and Harrogate Town defender Liam Kitching joined Forest Green Rovers in July 2019.

The Harrogate-born 20-year-old has racked up 30 appearances for the Gloucestershire outfit, as he enters his second season with the club.

Aaron Collins

Forward Aaron Collins, 23, signed for Rovers last season from fellow Sky Bet League Two outfit Morecambe. 

The once-capped Wales youth international has featured 35 times for tomorrow's hosts, scoring five goals and registering two assists.

THE CAPTAIN

Northern Irish midfielder Carl Winchester has racked up 93 appearances during his three years with the club, contributing to fifteen goals.

The 27-year-old was appointed as Rovers captain at the beginning of the season, following Joseph Mills' departure.

THE MANAGER

Wakefield-born Mark Cooper was appointed Forest Green manager in May 2016, achieving promotion from the Vanarama National League in his first season.

As a manager, Cooper’s former clubs include Peterborough United, Notts County, Swindon Town, Darlington and Telford.

LAST TIME OUT

Forest Green Rovers opened their Sky Bet League Two campaign with a 1-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers at the University of Bolton Stadium - last Saturday. 

Bolton Wanderers 0

Forest Green Rovers 1 (Winchester 50’)

Sky Bet League Two

Saturday September 12

ROVERS: McGee; Godwin-Malife, Moore-Taylor, Kitching; Wilson, Winchesterm Adams, Sweeney, Cadden; Collins (Wagstaff 82’), Matt (McCoulsky 86’).

The match will be available to stream - via iFollow - for £10, with video match passes available to purchase by CLICKING HERE.


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