Forest Green Rovers have signed Callum Evans from Barnsley on a free transfer as confirmed by the club website.

The 21-year-old defender came through the Barnsley academy, an institution becoming more and more noted for producing a lot of great players over the last few years such as John Stones and Mason Holgate, but failed to break into the first team. He would only make three appearances for the Tykes and was eventually released this summer.

But Evans didn’t have to wait long to find his new club as he has now signed a one-year contract with Forest Green and will be part of their historic season. They were promoted to the EFL for the first ever time after beating Tranmere Rovers in the Vanarama National play-off final and are signing up players to make sure they will become a regular fixture in Sky Bet League Two.

After the signing was completed, Evans said: “I feel privileged to be coming here after the season the club had last year.”

“The club is on a massive high at the moment and they’ve got high expectations in the next couple of years.”

“Hard work and determination gets you to where you are so if I take that on board and do well here, do well for the club, then see what happens in the future.”

His new head coach Mark Cooper added: “I feel privileged to be coming here after the season the club had last year.”

“The club is on a massive high at the moment and they’ve got high expectations in the next couple of years.”

“Hard work and determination gets you to where you are so if I take that on board and do well here, do well for the club, then see what happens in the future.”


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