FOREST GREEN boss Mark Cooper has confirmed defender Nathan McGinley was spat at by a Tranmere fan during his side’s 1-0 Good Friday victory.

Just before the end of the game, McGinley was bundled into the back of the net following a defensive melee, and as the Forest Green defender got to his feet, he began furiously pointing to his shorts and gesticulating towards match referee Dean Whitehouse and the Tranmere fans behind the goal.

On the whistle, he continued his protest and a number of fans had to be restrained by stewards as they attempted to approach the Rovers’ defender on the pitch.

Forest Green boss Cooper confirmed the alleged spitting incident.

He said: "He (Nathan McGinley) was bundled into the net and then he was spat at by a group of Tranmere fans, I'm led to believe.”

The SNJ have contacted Tranmere Rovers and Merseyside Police for comment.