Forest Green Rovers sign defender Aarran Racine

Forest Green Rovers have signed defender Aarran Racine on a three-month contract to cover for recent injuries.

The 20-year-old was released by Southampton at the end of last season and knows manager Dave Hockaday from his time at St Mary's Stadium.

"We have certainly been plagued by injuries but that's the reason we have the squad," said Hockaday.

"It's hard to believe Aarran's only 20. He's quite the specimen, big and strong but mobile and confident on the ball."