Jordan Moore-Taylor absent as Forest Green welcome Cambridge


Forest Green Rovers boss Mark Cooper is counting the cost of his side’s Football League Trophy exit as he prepares his side for the visit of Cambridge.

Rovers were beaten on penalties by Oxford and lost Jordan Moore-Taylor to a hamstring injury which is likely to keep him out for three weeks.

Chris Stokes, Liam Kitching, Carl Winchester, Jamille Matt and Udoka Godwin-Malife also face late tests ahead of the match.

Jake Young remains on the sidelines with a twisted ankle, leaving Cooper with a selection headache.

Cambridge will be without Hiram Boateng for up to eight weeks after the midfielder underwent surgery on a dislocated shoulder.

Boateng’s absence will take him to the end of his loan deal from MK Dons, with Us boss Mark Bonner hoping to secure an extension.

Bonner’s only other doubt concerns striker Joe Ironside who will face a late test on his injured quad.

Liam O’Neill is the only other long-term absentee with a hamstring injury.

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