Darren Carter: Forest Green Rovers midfielder signs new one-year contract

Darren Carter
Darren Carter has played at all levels of the English professional game except League One

Forest Green Rovers midfielder Darren Carter has signed a new one-year contract with the National League club.

Rovers signed the experienced former Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion player last September on a deal until the end of the 2015-16 season following his release by Northampton.

The 32-year-old made 39 appearances as Rovers just missed out on promotion.

One of Carter's former clubs Cheltenham lifted the title before Rovers lost to Grimsby in the promotion final.

Forest Green won their first nine league games in 2015-16, a fifth-tier record, prior to free agent Carter's arrival. but he still ended up on the winning side for the Nailsworth club on 18 separate occasions.

As well as tying up defender Dale Bennett on a new deal, new Rovers boss Mark Cooper has also made nine new signings since becoming Forest Green manager in May.

Darren Carter's curriculum vitae

Boyhood Birmingham City fan Carter, who scored the penalty shootout winner at the Millennium Stadium which took Blues to the Premier League for the first time in 2002, has made 392 league and cup appearances in his career.

Carter, who also had four seasons at Preston and has also spent time on loan at Sunderland and Millwall, has played in four of English football's top five tiers.

He played for Birmingham and Albion in both the Premier League and in the Championship, where he also played for Sunderland, Preston and Millwall.

He has been in League Two with Cheltenham and Northampton and in the National League with Forest Green, but he has never played in League One.

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