SCOTT LINDSEY has left his assistant manager role at Forest Green by mutual consent.

During three seasons as part of Mark Cooper’s management team, Lindsey helped lead Rovers into the Football League for the first time in the 2017/18 season, and then narrowly missing out on promotion through the play-offs last term.

A highly-rated coach and popular figure with players and fans alike, Kent-based Lindsey was forced to miss the start of the season due to a family matter. In his absence player-coach Matt Mills has stepped up to cover his role.

Lindsey said: “I would like to thank the chairman for the opportunity to work at this fantastic football club – the players and staff have been brilliant and going from non-league to the brink of league one is an achievement I’m very proud of. I’d also like to thank the fans for their unbelievable support.

"Now it’s time for me to be with my family in Kent. I wish the club nothing but success in the future.”

Dale Vince, chairman, added: “I’d like to thank Scott, personally and on behalf of whole the club, for his contribution in the last three years, we all wish him the very best in his next role."

Lindsey joined Rovers from Swindon Town, where he previously worked alongside FGR boss Mark Cooper.