Forest Green winger Dayle Grubb has been pleased to be back doing what he loves after enduring what he’s described as a ‘stop-start season.’

Grubb has started the last three games for Rovers and has had a positive impact since coming back into the side.

The 27-year-old has had a frustrating 2019.

He missed the first two months of the calendar year through injury and struggled to get back on forminitially but he has looked more like himself in the last few games and feels he’s done well and is enjoying doing what he loves. 

“It’s been good being back on the pitch doing what I enjoy. I’ve tried coming in working as hard as I can and trying to get into the manager’s thoughts,” Grubb said.

“It’s been a bit of a stop start season on a personal level but a fantastic one on a team level, the lads have been brilliant this season.

"I’ve had a few injuries and it’s took me a while but I’ve done a lot of hard work to get into a position where if I’m selected I can try and make an impact and I feel I’ve done reasonably well since I came back in.”

Grubb played the full 90 minutes of the 0-0 draw with Exeter and was in positive mood after the result and was particularly impressed with the defence.

“They needed to score so they were always going to commit a lot of bodies forward, I think our defenders defended the box really well,” he commented.

“I think if we were a bit more clinical, we could have maybe got one on the break.

“It’s a fantastic result for us we don’t worry about them, we just take care of what we do and I think it was a really good performance and result for us.”

Rovers now turn their attentions to the first leg of the play-off semi-finals against Tranmere Rovers on Friday night and the former Weston-super-Mare man is excited by the prospect of facing Tranmere and is keen to go up to return to the New Lawn in a strong position.

“Obviously we want to be in the tie, in control of the tie if we can and bring them back here and we just want to go there and put in a positive performance, get a positive result and hopefully finish it off at home if we can,” he said.

“We’re going to go there and enjoy it, we want to play in front of big crowds. We’re in the play-offs, I think it’s a good achievement from us. We’ve got to respect Tranmere, they’re a very good side but if we do our jobs we can get a positive result.”