STMI Skrill Guide: Forest Green Rovers must Go Go Go
FGR has raided Fleetwood Town for Mangan and Barry, stunned Wrexham FC by taking Wright and also given Tamworth FC’s Marcus Kelly a deal. Surely the underachieving big spenders must deliver this season, given the embarrassment of riches in the squad?
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|Formation||4-3-3 / 4-4-2|
|Position 2012/13||10th in BSP|
|STMI Forecast||Play-off contenders|
Hockaday will surely cannot not have been pleased with that 10th placed finish last season and nor can his environmentally friendly chairman who is funding a talented squad. It was a positive season at a growing club with gates up and some fabulous football but the momentum must continue. The rumours are the club is being supported in excess of half a million a year, but, given the wealth of the chairman there will be no breach in the rules should this be the case. The attacking 4-3-3 formation was breath-taking at times last year and back-breaking for keepers when in full flow. Despite having Vieira, Taylor and Styche, in the attacking trio the manager has added Danny Wright from Wrexham and Andrew Mangan from Fleetwood Town.
The addition of Tony Barry, also from Fleetwood, as well as Marcus Kelly from the Lambs; will bolster the midfield. Turley will be out for the first eight weeks of the season but Rovers should have plenty of cover. The Green need to hit the ground running because the pressure will really be on this season. In truth FGR should deliver this time round, if not the ambitious (and patient) chairman could well see a change of leadership as the answer.
|8th May||Danny Wright||Wrexham||For||Free|
|16th May||Andy Mangan||Fleetwood T.||For||Free|
|17th May||Tony Barry||Fleetwood T.||Mid||Free|
|17th July||Marcus Kelly||Tamworth||Mid||Free|
|3rd July||Jamie Collins||Eastleigh||Mid||Free|
FGR 2013/14 squad
1 Sam Russell, 13 Matt Bulman
2 Jared Hodkiss, 3 Chris Stokes, 5 Jamie Turley, 6 Dale Bennett, 12 Ed Asafu-Adjaye, 15 Eddie Oshodi, 16 Aaaron Racine, 22 Paul Green
4 Alhassan Bangura, 8 Yan Klukowsk, 11 Kieron Forbes, 17 Stephen Brogan, 23 Anthony Barry, 26 Ashley Brown
7 James Norwood, 9 Danny Wright, 10 Magno Vieira, 14 Matt Taylor, 19 Reece Styche, 20 Omar Koroma, 25 Saul Williams, 30 Andrew Mangan
Posted on August 4, 2013, in 2013/14 Skrill Premier Guides, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged Danny Wright Transfer to Forest Green, Fleetwood town transfer Mangan, Forest Green Rovers FC Skrill Premier Guide 2013/14, Forest Green Rovers FC Squad & transfer guide 2013/14. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.