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Safe hands: Goalkeepers McGee and Thomas pen Forest Green contract extensions

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Luke McGee has hailed the support of boss Rob Edwards after the Forest Green No1 penned a contract extension.

McGee signed for Rovers under former boss Mark Cooper in the summer of 2020 on a two-year deal having turned down a new contract with Portsmouth after signing from Spurs in 2017.

McGee who was named League Two player of the month for January with five clean sheets, said: “I think it’s nice when you have the consistency and support from the manager and I feel a lot better going into games.”I have the confidence to go and do what I do best and I think it shows.”

Goalkeeper coach Dan Connor added: “Luke is hitting the levels we thought he would when we brought him in from Portsmouth.

“He’s reaping the rewards of his patience and has put in some great performances this year and won us some big points.

“His natural ability is really showing through.”

Lewis Thomas | Safe hands: Goalkeepers McGee and Thomas pen Forest Green contract extensions
Lewis Thomas

Meanwhile, Lewis Thomas has also put pen to paper on a fresh deal, the Rovers’ No2 is the club’s longest-serving playing having signed from Swansea City in the summer of 2018.

Thomas commented: “The fans have been brilliant since I first joined the club.”

“There’s a real family feel about the place and it’s somewhere I enjoy being. I look forward to coming into work every day and that’s why I’ve signed a new deal.”

Connor added: “He’s so consistent in training in terms of his own performance and what he demands from others – that’s why the lads respect him so much.”

“He’s reliable, he’s trustworthy and can take his share of Luke’s success this season because of how hard he pushes him as a companion and a competitor. He’s the longest-serving player in the squad for a reason.”

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