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“I think the club has spoken to my agent” – Forest Green captain on his immediate future

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Speaking ahead of tonight’s match against Fleetwood Town, midfielder Dylan McGeouch believes his future at Forest Green will soon be sorted out now that the club’s relegation from League One has been confirmed.

The 30-year-old’s short-term contract is set to expire at the end of the season after joining in November, but he’s confident a new deal will be confirmed soon as the side prepares to host his former teammate Scott Brown’s team at the Bolt New Lawn this evening.

Rovers were relegated for the first time since 1955 on Saturday, a dismal 5-1 defeat at home to Barnsley confirming they will be back to League Two next season.

McGeouch said: “I came in (in November) and wanted to get as many games as I could and help the club, I’ve enjoyed it. I think the club has spoken to my agent; it was hard because we didn’t know where the club would be before the weekend. I’d imagine now the talks will progress a little bit.

“The fans have taken to me really well and I’ve enjoyed the responsibility as an older pro, just not being able to stay up has been the only negative for me.”

“(Barnsley’s defeat) wasn’t us at all. Usually, we’re in the games but we got beat by a big scoreline. It’s about putting that right. We know the relegation is confirmed but we can’t dwell on it.

“We have to accept it, take responsibility as players and move on. Hopefully now to the end of the season, we can get a few wins and decent performances and try to build something going into next year.”

After head coach Duncan Ferguson accused the side of having a ‘weak mentality’ and lacking ‘size and fight’, many of FGR’s players will be fighting for contracts as well as pride in their remaining four matches, beginning with a quick turnaround against mid-table Fleetwood at the Bolt New Lawn.

“At the weekend we looked a bit soft, which is disappointing. We’ve got a young squad, and many of the young boys can get overpowered sometimes, but we’ve got to take that on the chin and learn,” said McGeouch.

“Hopefully, the majority of the boys that have just started their careers in football will know that teams in these leagues will make it physical with you, especially at set plays, and you need to stand up and be counted.”

Fleetwood sit 14th in League One after just 11 points from their last 30 available, but a 5-2 win at Accrington Stanley at the weekend will have rejuvenated prospects of a strong finish to the season.

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