Matt Edwards
Thursday 09 August 2018

Forest Green Rovers midfielder Dayle Grubb has committed his future to the club after extending his stay at The New Lawn until 2020.

The 27-year-old, who signed from non-league side Weston-super-Mare in January on an initial 18-month deal, has put pen to paper on a new two-year contract.

Since joining the club, Grubb as made 22 appearances, scoring five goals including a brace in his first start at The New Lawn against Cambridge United.

One of those strikes was nominated for the club’s goal of the season competition and the winger has quickly won favour with the Forest Green faithful and is pleased to sign the new deal.

“The manager’s shown a lot of faith in me, rewarding me for doing well when I came in last year and of course it’s great to get the extension and a bit more stability,” he said.

“I wanted to show everyone what I’m capable of and I feel I’ve done that a little bit but I’ve still got more to offer and I want to play games and contribute in those games and I feel I have done. Of course I’ve been looking at earning myself an extension as well and playing here for years to come.

“I want to progress and I want to have a full season here and see where that takes me and see how well I can do over a full year. I’ve just had my first full-time pre-season and hopefully I can kick on and it can be a good one for me and the club.”

Manager Mark Cooper was also pleased to get the deal wrapped up, having seen Grubb come in and make an immediate impact last season, proving a pivotal role in the side’s survival in League Two.

“It’s great for Dayle and it’s great for the club,” he said.

“It safeguards a good bit of business we did in January. He was new to the level and came in and did really well.

“He’s kicked on again, he looks fit and is part now of what we think is a good squad here at Forest Green.

“It’s important that we rewards lads that have come in and come in to prove a point and now we’ve shown that he can compete and be as good as the players we have got and is rewarded for that with a  new deal.”