Forest Green Rovers' Aarran Racine gets permanent deal

Defender Aarran Racine has secured a two-year deal with Forest Green Rovers.

The 20-year-old centre-back was drafted in on an initial three-month contract in August, following injuries to Paul Green, Chris Stokes and Chris Todd.

But the former Southampton player has become a regular in Dave Hockaday's side and has impressed enough to earn a permanent deal at the New Lawn.

"He's played really well since he's come in so it was a no-brainer," Hockaday told BBC Gloucestershire.

"He's a super prospect and I'm delighted to have got him for two years."