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Joy for Jack as he scores winning goal for Forest Green Rovers

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Jack Aitchison made a scoring debut for Forest Green Rovers away to Cambridge in League Two.

The striker moved south of the border on loan on transfer deadline day and didn’t wait around to make an impact in English football.

Aitchison famously scored with his first touch of the ball on his Celtic debut in 2016 to become the club’s youngest ever goal-scorer.

It took him 11 minutes to find the net for Forest Green but with the only goal of the goal it carried more value than his strike in the 7-0 rout of Motherwell which was Ronny Deila’s farewell.

The Forest Green website reported:

It got even better for Rovers. Jack Aitchinson, who signed on loan from Celtic on Monday, made an immediate impact with just over ten minutes to play by scoring his first goal for the club with only a few touches to his name. The forward was fed the ball inside the box before firing home off the inside of the near post to give FGR the advantage in the match.

The points lifted Forest Green into fifth place with 13 points from 7 matches, next weekend they are at home to 13th placed Colchester.

Forest Green Rovers claim to be ‘the world’s greenest football club/ on account of their environmental policies with Aitchison setting up their first links with Glasgow’s Green and Whites.

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