FOREST Green will be featuring on Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night feast tonight and on Saturday Kitchen tomorrow morning.

Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty visited The New Lawn in June for a feature that looks at the club’s vegan approach, which will be included in tonight’s 'Veganuary' special episode on Channel 4 at 8pm.

The pair interviewed Forest Green chairman Dale Vince, before Jimmy chatted with players and Jamie did some cooking with chef Jade Crawford.

Jamie then cooked up a vegan feast at the Black Horse Inn in Amberley.

Jade Crawford, Rovers head chef, said: “It was a brilliant day hosting Jamie and Jimmy at FGR. I’d only been in the job for a couple of weeks and it was a bit nerve-wracking but Jamie made me feel really comfortable when I was cooking with him.

“Then it was really nice for him to return the favour and cook for us in the pub. To have a famous chef making such good food for us was amazing and it was a great chance for me to get to know Dale, Mark and the players a bit better too.”

Dayle Grubb, who switched to a vegetarian diet since joining the club, also met Jamie and Jimmy.

He said: "We spoke with both Jimmy and Jamie. They both seemed really impressed with the way club is run as a vegan football club and how some of the players have made the transition themselves.

"They were really interested in the impact it had on us as players and also the fans.

"I'll be watching on Friday, for sure, and hope it comes across well and opens the club up to a new audience."

"I wouldn't be a vegetarian right now if I hadn't made the move to Forest Green.

"By eating the food at the ground and at training, you become more knowledgeable with the food you can eat and it is eye-opening.

"When you eat meat, you think it has to be in every meal, but it isn't until you are shown alternatives that you realise there are a lot of different options for you.”

Saturday Kitchen visited the club ahead of the Tranmere game in October and spoke to Dale, Jade, vegan footballer Reuben Reid and some fans about the club’s approach.

The show will be broadcast this Saturday on BBC One at 10am.

Forest Green will be running new vegan recipe videos every week throughout Veganuary, supported by Quorn, so keep an eye on our social media this month for some inspiration.