Stoke City's James Alabi joins Forest Green Rovers on loan

James Alabi

Forest Green have signed forward James Alabi on a month's loan from Stoke.

The 19-year-old Potters academy graduate spent a year at Celtic before loan spell at Scunthorpe last term.

He joined Mansfield at the start of this season but featured only once for the Stags after getting sent off on his debut against Southend.

Rovers boss Adrian Pennock, who worked with Alabi during his time as coach at Stoke, said: "James is an explosive player who will bring lots of energy.

"I've known him since he came to Stoke as a 15-year-old and I worked with him as he came through the ranks, and he's very hungry to do well."