Forest Green Rovers` young midfielder Joe Stokes has completed a month`s loan move to Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South & West side Mangotsfield United

The 18-year-old becomes the second Forest Green player to join the Mangos on loan, following in the footsteps of team-mate Olly Mehew.

He is in line to make his debut for his new side, who are managed by former Forest Green striker Dave Mehew, when they travel to Didcot Town on Saturday.

Stokes signed his first professional contract at The New Lawn in May having progressed through Scott Bartlett’s academy set-up.

He made his first-team debut on the final day of last season, starting and playing the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 win over Dover Athletic.


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