Boreham Wood Football Club are delighted to announce the arrival of Charlie Cooper on loan from Forest Green Rovers.

A former Birmingham City youth graduate, Cooper has previous experience in the National League, having helped Forest Green to promotion in the 2016/17 campaign.

Cooper was a part of the squad who beat Tranmere Rovers in the National League Play Off Final, to reach the Football League for the first time in their history.

The now 21-year-old then provided the assist for the Rovers’ first ever goal in the Football League, scored by Christian Doidge.

Cooper followed this up with his first senior goal on August 19, which helped Forest Green to their first ever Football League win, beating Yeovil Town 4-3.

A knee injury curtailed his progress with the Football League outfit, before he left to join Newport County on a short-term loan.

Cooper would go on to cement his place in the team and make 15 appearances for the fellow League Two side.

The 21-year-old will be available for tomorrow’s trip to Dover Athletic, in the National League.

“I am very pleased,” Cooper elated. “I have been speaking to the manager Luke Garrard for a couple of weeks and had been wanting to get out on loan in order to play some games.

“After speaking to him, I really wanted to come here and get stuck in and get out onto the pitch.

“The manager is young and there is a small, tight knit squad here, which is a big thing to have at this level.

“I think that I’m a midfielder with a lot of energy; I like to get on the ball, play forward and try and make things happen. I will always look to give it to players who can go and score goals, or create assists.

On his latest acquisition, Garrard commented: “If you know Charlie Cooper, you know his background and you know his stats. He is a very productive central midfielder at this level.

“It is a coup for us. I have spoken a lot with his gaffer at Forest Green and I know his strengths.

“I want to try and utilize him, but he needs to come in and hit the ground running. Why? Because he has got ten games to try and make an impact, which could play a massive part in his future, with regards to next year.”


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