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Preview: Brighton U21 (Papa John's Trophy)

October 12th 2021
Noah Dougherty

Brighton and Hove Albion U21s are the visitors for tonight's Papa John's Trophy group game, with the action getting underway at 7pm.

10-man Brighton fell to defeat at Walsall in their last outing in this competition, while Rovers picked up a point, but missed out on the penalty-shootout bonus point, against Northampton Town.

The two sides were meant to face off a fortnight ago, but a waterlogged pitch saw the fixture postponed.

Team news:


Rovers have no fresh injury concerns ahead of this one, with Godwin-Malife nearing a return to action.

Last time we met:

Forest Green and Brighton have met once in their respective histories, locking horns at the Withdean Stadium in 2003.

Rovers made the trip south in the LDV Vans Trophy, now called the EFL Trophy, with the Seagulls winning 2-0. You can watch the full match on our YouTube channel (goals at 34:40 and 1:27:45).


Full commentary of the match will be available via our online streaming service and on BBC Radio Gloucestershire on 1413AM.

Rovers fans abroad AND in the UK can buy a video match pass on the Match Centre.

Tickets are still available on the day of the match.

Stay up to date on Twitter and Instagram by following @FGRFC_Official, which will have all of the team news before kick-off and updates throughout the game.

There will also be key updates and team news on Facebook. Round-up the clash by checking out the club website where there will be a full report looking back on the encounter.

Match Sponsor: Fat Toni's

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