Christian Doidge: Forest Green striker signs two-year contract extension

Christian Doidge
Christian Doidge scored Forest Green's second goal as they beat Tranmere 3-1 in the National league promotion final

Forest Green Rovers striker Christian Doidge has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at the club until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Doidge, 24, scored 27 goals last season to help the New Lawn side win promotion to the EFL for the first time.

The League Two newcomers have also signed Nottingham Forest defender Alex Iacovitti, 19, on a season-long loan.

The 19-year-old has played twice for the Reds and made eight appearances for Mansfield on loan last season.

Iacovetti told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: "It's happened quite quickly, I got permission from the club about three or four days ago that they'd let me out on loan.

"I think it's the best decision for me at the minute to get better as a player and take it to the next level and when Forest Green came in for me it was a no brainer."

They start their league campaign at home to Barnet on Saturday, 5 August.

Boss Mark Cooper told the club website: "This is a statement of intent for the football club and shows our ambition now we're in the Football League."

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