Tahvon Campbell is expecting a quality 'footballing game' when Forest Green take on Arsenal under-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy tonight.

The striker is looking forward to the tie where a win or penalty win will guarantee Rovers progression to the knockout stages.

Campbell is expecting a game of high quality but feels facing Arsenal's youngsters will provide a different kind of challenge.

"It's been a while since I've played in a game like that and for the boys it will be a different kind of test," said Campbell.

"I'm not sure what it will be like but everyone's up for the game and we want to see how far we can go in this competition.

"I think it will be a good footballing game, any game that we play we just want to win, so having lost on Saturday it would be nice to bounce back."

Forest Green have two cup games this week with an FA Cup first round tie at Oxford United following tonight's match this weekend and the former West Bromwich Albion man has welcomed the distraction after the defeat at Lincoln City.

"I think it's come at a good time," he commented. "It's not like everyone is on a downer, the mood is still good because we played well on Saturday."

Reflecting on Saturday's defeat, Campbell wants the team to quickly forget about it but was keen to take the positives.

"Everyone knows that, virtually, we did everything we could and I felt we were the better team so it was one of them where we look at the mistakes we made and move onto the next game," he explained.

"In the first half we were the much better team, we created a few chances and should have scored more but overall I thought we were the better side and we showed that we can compete with the top teams in the league."