Rob Hall has become the third signing of the window for​ Forest Green Rovers

after joining on loan from League One side Oxford United.

The 26-year-old has played 24 games for the U’s this term, scoring six goals, and has been rewarded with a year extension to his contract before joining Forest Green for the remainder of the season.

Having started his career at West Ham, Hall also signed permanently for Bolton Wanderers where he linked up with current FGR player/coach Matt Mills, who had an influence on Hall’s decision to head to The New Lawn.

Rob Hall said: “I’m very excited to be here.

“It’s good to get it done fairly early and I’m happy to be here and to get going.

“I’m wanting game time, but most importantly it is about helping the team. It’s a great team here and I want to fit into what they do and learn how they play and take that on board.

“You know that Forest Green are a footballing side, that’s always stuck with the club, and it was a bit of a no brainer because I like to play football in a certain style and hopefully it clicks nicely.

“It’s nice to be back in the swing of things, training every day after such a long time out and hopefully now I can impact games like I know I can.”

Born in Aylesbury, Hall signed his first professional contract with West Ham in 2010 and had his first taste of the Kassam Stadium when he experienced his first loan move, a one-month deal.

Hall also had loan stints at Birmingham City, where he made seven assists in 13 Championship appearances, and Bolton Wanderers, before signing permanently for the Trotters in 2013 on a three-year deal.

He had two loan spells at MK Dons, scoring six goals, but that was cut short after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during training.

He joined Oxford in 2016 on a two-year deal and today has signed a one-year extension to his deal with Oxford ahead of his move to Forest Green.