Matt Edwards
Thursday 31 January 2019

Forest Green Rovers have completed the deadline day signing of Ben Liddle on loan from Championship side Middlesbrough.

The 20-year-old will join Forest Green until the end of the season and links up with former teammates Nathan McGinley and Junior Mondal.

Ben is a central midfielder whose father Craig made made 25 appearances for Boro and over 250 for Darlington and is now the Middlesbrough Academy manager.

Ben, a regular at the heart of the midfield of the Under 23s at the Riverside, signed his first professional contract in October 2016.

He has captained the Under 23s and is a combative midfielder who likes to get on the ball and start moves.

Liddle will wear squad number 18 for Forest Green.