Forest Green Rovers have agreed a deal with Nuneaton Borough which will see left-sided forward Taylor Allen sign on a permanent basis for the 2019/20 season.

The 18-year-old has made 10 league appearances for the National League North side since joining in January from Romulus FC, being given the opportunity by manager Jimmy Ginelly and his assistant Dale Belford, and will see out the current campaign at Liberty Way before moving to The New Lawn.

The left-footed teenager, who can play wide left or as a striker, had a trial with Forest Green earlier this year and has turned down opportunities to sign with clubs as high as the Premier League to put pen to paper on a one-year deal with Forest Green.

“I’m over the moon,” he said after signing his first professional contract.

“The last couple of months have been mad, being in non-league with Nuneaton and then getting the chance to come to a club like Forest Green Rovers, who are on the up.”

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