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Frankly, it is ‘squeaky-bum time’ for Forest Green

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Squirming in one’s seat as one’s team’s fortunes wax and wane, Forest Green fans are certainly in for a final furlong white-knuckle ride.

A nerve-jangling 4-0 defeat at Barrow on Good Friday has seen Rovers’ seemingly unassailable lead at the top of the pile cut to just two points with five games of the regular season to go.

We will see plenty of variables on Bank Holiday Monday when John Sheridan’s struggling Oldham come to the New Lawn, but on the flipside, Rob Edwards’ table-toppers can secure promotion on Bank Holiday Monday if they beat the Latics, and Northampton, Bristol Rovers, and Sutton all fail to win and Mansfield lose.

PSI PB Barrow v Forest Green Rovers 15APR2022 276 | Frankly, it is 'squeaky-bum time' for Forest Green
FGR boss Rob Edwards Pic: Pro Sports Images

A shell-shocked Edwards knows his team must deliver after imploding at Barrow, he told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: “It was a difficult day for us and to concede three set-pieces when we’ve conceded two all season is a big frustration for us.

“This is a time to realise that we’re in the box seat with five games to go. It’s time to show people why we are where we are. It’s a bad day at the office.

“It will be a similar game on Monday against another team fighting. They will be up for it and we will have to be up for it, too.”

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