FOREST Green manager Mark Cooper admitted he was 'devastated' for Christian Doidge after he was unable to complete his transfer to Bolton Wanderers.

Doidge is back and available for Rovers and has been subject of a public spat between Forest Green chairman Dale Vince and Bolton chairman Ken Anderson.

Cooper is pleased to have the club's leading scorer back but was equally gutted Doidge.

"Bless him, he's devastated," said Cooper.

"He's been given this and been left with that through no fault on his own.

"I feel devastated for him because he's a great lad and doesn't deserve to be treated like that by someone who shouldn't be involve in football.

"We have to pick him up, he knows he surrounded by people he can trust and people that will give him good advice, not bad advice."

The Forest Green boss said Doidge understands the situation but suggested the striker could secure another move in the summer if it was too the right club.

"Christian knows what's gone on. He understands completely and understands which party was trying to make this happen and which wasn't so he's fully aware of that and fully appreciative of what our chairman and club have done for him," Cooper explained.

"What we have to do now is get him back to a place where he ends up going to a proper club with proper people if he does on from here and we sell him again, which he's got every chance of doing if he comes back with the same form and he lets us push him to the right club.

"It won't happen this month, he'll be with us until the end of the season and I'm sure he'll really enjoy it and get coached and he'll come out all guns blazing I'm sure."

Cooper revealed the striker has trained although did have some time off to move out of Bolton but the Rovers boss revealed he will be travelling to Oldham.

"He's got his head around it now, we gave him a couple of days off to collect his belongings from Bolton and he looked really sharp in training today.

"He knows the task and the task is he's back with us and he won't be going to Bolton so he has to get on with it.

"He's in the travelling party to go to Oldham."

Cooper will also have new signing Shawn McCoulsky available against Oldham and now has an embarrassment of riches up front with the likes of George Williams, Tahvon Campbell and Reuben Reid also at his disposal.

Cooper has been impressed with the former Bristol City man but with five strikers, he still feels he'll be able to give them all enough minutes on the pitch.

"He's (McCoulsky) looked sharp in training and looks like he'll be a good acquisition for us," Cooper commented.

"We've got a good compliment of strikers, only thing is we've got an awful lot of games coming up so we have to manage them and make sure they all get game time.

"We never thought we'd get a player of Christian's capabilities. It's the best signing we could get, we've got a £1m striker and it's great to have him back."