FOREST GREEN's relegation from the football league has now been confirmed after rivals Colchester beat Grimsby last night, Tuesday. 

Colchester took a huge step towards securing their League Two status with a vital 2-0 home win over Grimsby which also relegated Forest Green.

Forest Green's 6-0 defeat at the hands of Wrexham on Saturday had all but confirmed Steve Cotterill's side's relegation to The National League. 

Back-to-back relegations for FGR means their seven year stay in the football league has now ended. 

Forest Green have just two fixtures remaining, including one at home, when they take on Notts County on Saturday, April 27 to end what has been a difficult season. 

FGR started the season with David Horseman as manager who was appointed in July. 

He was sacked in December with the club raising eyebrows with the appointment of player-manager Troy Deeney. 

Deeney - after publicly criticising players and receiving a match ban for an altercation with an official - was let go in January. 

The appointment of Steve Cotterill did serve to rejuvenate the players at times, but it was too little, too late. 

Despite two victories in March and a stunning 3-0 win away at play-off hopefuls Crewe Alexandra, Forest Green have been booted out of the football league with a couple of games to spare.