Date: 10th August 2010 at 6:27pm
Written by:

BSP guide continues with FGR

Although they were relegated last season Forest Green Rovers were reprieved following Salisbury`s expulsion – despite them satisfying their debts.

Despite average crowds of 700-1200 FGR more than compete and are the longest serving members of the BSP (12 years). Last year they reached the third round of the FA Cup losing 1-2 to Notts County


Dave Hockaday has been given these funds following the reprieve on June 10th. In comes James Bittner from their local rivals along with Lee Smith from Gloucester City. Ian Herring arrives from Northwich whilst Luke Jones moves down from Mansfield and Lee Fowler comes in as a free agent.


Forest Green Rovers

Official site


Full name Forest Green Rovers Football Club
Nickname(s) Rovers, The Green, FGR, The Little Club On The Hill, Green Army & The Lawnmowers
Founded 1890 (as Nailsworth & Forest Green)
Ground The New Lawn Nailsworth, Stroud (Capacity: 5,147)
Highest gate 1921
Ave Crowd 939
Chairman David Drew
Manager Dave Hockaday
2009-10 Conference National, 21st
(Relegated but reprieved following Salisbury financial issues)

Goalkeepers
James Bittner Terry Burton (1) Gavin Carlin (13)

Defenders
Scott Bartlett Luke Jones Jack Winter (2)Lee Ayres (4) Jon Else (12) Ben Pugh (15) Callum Henry (21) Jeffrey Imudia (28)Joe O’cearuill (29) Jared Hodgkiss (32)

Midfielders
Lee Fowler Lee Smith Ian Herring Craig Armstrong Curtis Mcdonald (3) Steve Davies (18) Mike Fowler (20) Isaac Shaze (22) Sam Mensah (23) Ben Osman (35)

Forwards
Ross Dyer Reece Styche (9) Marcus Palmer (19) Tomi Ameobi (24) Isaiah Rankin (33)

IN
James Baldwin unattached
Ollie Cleaver unattached
Jonathan Else unattached
Zak Jones unattached
Yan Klukowski unattached
James Norwood Exeter – Loan
James Bittner Salisbury – Free
Lee Fowler unattached
Ian Herring Northwich – Free
Luke Jones Mansfield – Free
Lee Smith Gloucester City – Free

OUT
Paul Stonehouse – Mansfield Undisclosed
Mark Preece Forest Green Rovers – Free