Gary Johnson: Forest Green's Ady Pennock sends Cheltenham Town boss champagne

Ady Pennock (left) & Gary Johnson
Forest Green's Ady Pennock (left) is hoping to join Cheltenham's Gary Johnson in the Football League next season

Forest Green Rovers boss Ady Pennock sent Cheltenham Town's Gary Johnson a bottle of champagne to congratulate him on promotion to League Two.

Cheltenham secured the National League title on Saturday, ending a season-long battle for top spot with Pennock's second-placed side, their local rivals.

"He may have wanted to keep it secret but it was a lovely little touch," Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

"Credit to him because he's been very humble. That was a bit of class there."

Pennock said: "He deserved it. We've had a good battle up there, being first and second all season.

"It was just a case of saying well done to him. He fully deserves it.

"Being manager at any football club is a tough job. He's come out on top and that was all it was."

Johnson added: "A bottle turned up yesterday in a package and we thought 'who is this from?' The card came out and it was from 'Ady Pennock, Forest Green.'

"I wish him well for the play-offs."

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