11:09am Thursday 23rd January 2014
By Ashley Loveridge
FOREST Green boss Ady Pennock’s anticipated squad overhaul is underway with striker Omar Koroma leaving by mutual consent - despite having another year left on his three-year deal.
Koroma, 24, follows Matthew Barnes-Homer out of the New Lawn exit door as Pennock looks to cut his cloth to make way for fresh faces to bolster the squad he inherited from former boss David Hockaday.
The Gambia international previously spent two years at Portsmouth under then manager Harry Redknapp and also had a loan spell at Norwich during the 2008-09 season. He was released by Pompey in 2010 and had been playing in Denmark before joining Forest Green on trial.
Hockaday previously worked with Koroma at the Watford and Southampton academies and feels the player can help out in a number of positions.
Hockaday said at the time of his signing: “He can play anywhere on the park and can score goals and his pedigree will tell you all you need to know about him.”
Koroma was perceived to be a stellar signing when he joined Rovers in May 2012, but made just five starts under Hockaday.
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