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Brown to stand aside for new boss

David Brown
Brown has been in charge for Forest Green's first nine matches

Forest Green Rovers striker Dave Brown has confirmed he will not be the club's new manager.

Brown has been in caretaker charge since the end of July, before Jim Harvey was sacked in August.

He told BBC Gloucestershire: "I've done my best but results haven't gone my way. The decision is made by the chairman and you have to respect that."

"To an extent it may be a relief. I'm 30 and I want to concentrate on playing now, but I have enjoyed it."

Under Brown's stewardship Rovers have suffered seven defeats, drawn twice and are second-bottom in the Blue Square Premier.

In that time Rovers have scored only four goals, with Chester City only below them in the table because of their 25 point deduction.

Brown felt Rovers' latest performance deserved more than a single point.

"It's two points lost rather than one point gained," he said. "I'm happy with the clean sheet but their keeper has made three or four good saves and we've missed a couple of chances.

"We've not been far off in every game, even at Cambridge where I thought we were the better team in the first half.

"We need a a bit of luck, maybe a flukey goal. When things go against you there is a lack of confidence. We'll move on and see what we can do on Saturday."

Asked if he would be in charge one more time at the weekend, Brown said: "I don't know."

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