Five things we learned from Forest Green’s victory at Stevenage on Saturday:
- Mark Cooper’s side are finally starting to see performances turn into results. After disappointing results in the early stages of the season Rovers have secured back-to-back Football League victories for the first time in their history. Cooper told his clubs website after the Stevenage game: “If we continue this level of performance then we will be more than okay this year.”
- They are not going to be pushovers going into the busy schedule before and during Christmas. The result at Coventry really helped the team’s belief and confidence, there is now a sense of belonging in this division.
- Reece Brown is quickly becoming Forest Green’s go to man for set-pieces. Brown’s goal against Stevenage was already his second goal from free-kicks this season, winger Keanu Marsh-Brown has said how the side have been working on their finishing and it’s clearly showing signs of improvement.
- Christian Doidge has got what it takes to make an impact at this level. After going through a goal drought during the early stages of October, the Welshman’s goal against Stevenage will give him great confidence. As will his performance in that match, his link-up play with Reece Brown could reap even more rewards this weekend against Morecambe.
- Next week’s game against Morecambe is already a potential relegation six-pointer. Many tipped both Rovers and Morecambe to be in a relegation dogfight this season, but the meeting at this point in the season seems to favour Forest Green due to their recent good form and results against promotion hopefuls Stevenage and Coventry respectively.
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