Luke Oliver: Forest Green Rovers take up contract extension option

Luke Oliver

Forest Green Rovers defender Luke Oliver has extended his contract with the club until the end of next season.

The 29-year-old joined Forest Green shortly after leaving Bradford City by mutual consent at the end of January.

He initially agreed a deal until the end of the season, with the option of a further year which he has now taken up.

Oliver told the Rovers website: "I've been really impressed with the club, the quality of the squad and the way the manager works with the players."

Following a series of postponements because of adverse weather, Oliver eventually made his debut for Rovers on 18 February in a 2-2 draw away to Aldershot.

"It was brilliant to get 90 minutes under my belt," said the 6ft 7ins centre-half. "We could have won the game comfortably, but the pitch played a factor."

Looking ahead to his home debut against Southport at The New Lawn on Saturday, he added: "We haven't lost yet in this calendar year, so we still have that momentum with us. Let's just see what we can do."

Oliver has made 312 appearances so far in a career which has included spells at Yeovil, Stevenage and two at Wycombe.

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