FREAR IN MID­DLE AS RI­VALS TAKE AIM

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS - By Ben Baker

CHEL­TENHAM TOWN and Non-League neigh­bours For­est Green Rovers have been at log­ger­heads this week, with dif­fer­ing ac­counts of the pur­suit of winger El­liott Frear.

Robins chair­man Paul Baker says his club agreed a fee for Frear’s ser­vices but later chose not to pur­sue the deal.

How­ever, Rovers are in­sis­tent that Chel­tenham had not made con­tact over sign­ing the 26-year-old.

Baker said: “Their state­ment an­noyed me and per­haps that was the pur­pose of it. There is no love lost be­tween the two clubs.

“We could have risen to the bait but we didn’t.

“We met the val­u­a­tion that For­est Green put on the player but de­cided not to pur­sue it for other rea­sons. End of.”

Rovers say, though: “We’ve never put a value on El­liott and cer­tainly not had any con­tact from Chel­tenham about him.

“Surely, it is time to move on from this and con­cen­trate on foot­ball.”

TUG-OF-WAR: El­liott Frear

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