Josh Davison, 21, will join Forest Green Rovers on loan from Charlton Athletic until the end of the season. Since joining the Addicks academy squad back in 2019, Davison has featured in nine Sky Bet Championship matches.
Davison Completes Forest Green Loan Move
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He’s here! Josh Davison joins FGR on loan from @cafcofficial until the end of the season.
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Josh Davison’s Arrival Offers Different Approach for Rover’s Manager Mark Cooper
As reported in Gloucester Live, Rich Hughes said: “We’re really happy that Josh has joined us. He is a player we have tracked for a while, and he has gained good experience with Charlton and Woking this season. He is an honest forward player with energy and power who shows a desire to compete and press from the front.” Hughes is keen to exploit Davison’s energy and power as the team utilise a pressing approach.
Davison is certainly a player with power and desire. Standing at 6’2, he also offers height which is something that Forest Green manager Mark Cooper is desperate for. Speaking to the Gloucester Live, Cooper highlighted where he wants to improve: “Just for an example, Nicky Cadden’s had 126 crosses into the penalty area this season alone, and he’s only had one assist. That means that only one of those crosses have been converted by one of our players.”
Davison is a young player that is still learning his craft. The forward was with the National League side Woking during the first half of the season on a temporary basis. In 12 appearances for the Cards, Davison was in good form- scoring four goals in all competitions.
Rovers are joint top of League Two and will be hopeful of rekindling their form. Even though the club sits joint top, they are struggling to kill games off. In their last six outings, they have failed to score more than one goal per game.
Despite this, they still maintain high standing, and Davison’s arrival could be a catalyst.
Forest Green Rovers Take on Tranmere Rovers Next
Forest Green will face Tranmere in the battle of the Rovers. Tranmere sit exactly ten points behind Forest Green and are a team with potential but their erratic form means they languish in 15th place. Although, Tranmere will have had time to bed in under new manager Keith Hill.
Speaking to the Gloucester Live, Mark Cooper spoke of his desire to improve the attacking mindset of his team: “I think it’s more desire to get into the area, the six-yard box or across the goalkeeper to get on the end of a cross.”
The game also sees two former FGR players return. Kaiyne Woolery and Manny Monthe are likely to feature. Speaking of their return Cooper said: “No, not really. Kaiyne helped get us promoted and we were desperate to keep him. We’d agreed a deal with his club and it was a bit unsavoury the way it happened, but no axe to grind with that one. Manny did great for us as well and he’s gone to Tranmere and he’s doing well for them.”
It could be a perfect game for Josh Davison to make his mark for Forest Green Rovers.
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