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👣 Foot in Both Camps: Forest Green Rovers

26 March 2021

We have profiled three players who have represented both Bolton Wanderers and Forest Green Rovers.

Christian Doidge

A notable figure in the story of both Bolton and Forest Green in recent seasons, unfortunately, due to circumstances away from the field Christian Doidge wasn’t allowed the full opportunity to make a real mark at Bolton Wanderers.

Currently plying his trade in Scotland with Hibernian, the Welshman started out playing in Wales with the likes of Carmarthen before being offered an opportunity in the English game with Dagenham & Redbridge in 2014.

After a couple of seasons in East London, the striker signed for Forest Green Rovers ahead of the 2016/17 season and scored 27 goals in 43 appearances to fire the club to promotion into the Football League for the first time.

Managing 25 goals in his second season with Rovers, he signed for Wanderers on loan early in the 2018/19 season and as a result, earned a crack at Championship football. Scoring a solitary goal in seventeen appearances; a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Rotherham United, Doidge was recalled by Forest Green in January 2019 and scored 10 goals before the end of the campaign.

In the summer of 2019, he moved north of the border to sign for Scottish Premier League side Hibernian. Although he scored just twice in his first 15 matches, he finished the campaign with 18 goals after a strong finish to the season that included hat-tricks against St. Johnstone and Dundee United.

 

Matt Mills

Announcing his retirement from the game last summer on his 34th birthday, the Swindon-born former central defender spent three years with Bolton Wanderers after joining from Leicester City in July 2012.

Going onto make 94 appearances (7 goals) for Wanderers he completed a free transfer to Nottingham Forest in July 2015 before signing for Forest Green Rovers ahead of the 2019/20 season. He made 21 appearances last term.

 

Kaiyne Woolery

Currently with Tranmere Rovers, Woolery signed for Wanderers as a teenager in August 2014 for a nominal fee, arriving from non-league Tamworth. He made his debut for the club in a defeat at AFC Bournemouth in April 2015 having spent a couple of months on loan at Notts County in Sky Bet League One.

Making a total of 24 appearances for Bolton, he went on to sign for Wigan Athletic and spent the second half of the 2016/17 season on loan at Forest Green Rovers before signing for Swindon Town in July 2017. After three years at the County Ground, he moved to Prenton Park in September, and to date, he has 10 goals for the season in all competitions.


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