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‘I’ll probably get him a green cola’ – Rob Edwards on reunion with former boss Mark Hughes

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Keeping up with the ethical criteria Forest Green prides itself on, boss Rob Edwards wants to share an alternative post-match drink with managerial heavyweight Mark Hughes.

The former Manchester City boss brings Bradford City to the Fully Charged New Lawn on Saturday, still searching for his first win after back-to-back defeats against Mansfield Town and Swindon.

And Edwards will treat the man who gave him his debut for Wales to a post-game green cola after pitting his touchline wits against a manager who has managed four Premier League sides.

“I obviously didn’t drink wine with the manager when I was a player – I was only 20 years-old, I’ll probably get him a green cola,” joked Edwards.

Now 39, Edwards was only 20, came on for the final quarter of a European Championship qualifier under Hughes against Azerbaijan at the Millennium Stadium.

Edwards said: “I’m really looking forward to seeing him. The last time I saw him he was manager of Stoke and I was playing for Wolves. He’s a fantastic guy and a fantastic manager.”

Despite a recent blip, Rovers, who have topped the table since September, remain eight points clear of closest challengers Northampton.

Listen to Rob Edwards and defender Udoka Godwin – Malife preview tomorrow’s game against Bradford in the unabridged audio now.

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