FOREST GREEN midfielder Drissa Traore will miss the next two pre-season matches following the death of his mother.

The Ivorian flew back to France to be with his family and will miss the game at Shortwood this evening and the trip to Brimscombe on Saturday.

"Drissa lost his mum the other night and he is back in France, so our thoughts are with him," said boss Mark Cooper.

Watch Mark Cooper give his thoughts on new signing Luke James, further recruitment and news on tonight's squad for the short trip across Nailsworth to face Shortwood.