Forest Green Rovers hand new contracts to five players

Forest Green Rovers have handed new contracts to five players.

Former Watford midfielder Al Bangura, 24, has signed a two-year extension to his contract that was due to expire next summer.

Defenders Chris Stokes and Aarran Racine, both 21, have also signed on until June 2015.

Goalkeeper Matthew Bulman, 26, and defender Ed Asafu-Adjaye, 23, will stay with the Blue Square Bet Premier club until June 2014.

Rovers manager David Hockaday said: "This is part of our grand design - we want to build and evolve into a strong club.

"We bring in young players and if they do well, we will extend their contracts.

"The players have shown trust in us and we in turn have shown trust in them."

Rovers are currently third in Blue Square Bet Premier.