'OFFICIAL' Fleetwood rejects Railwaymen.

Last updated : 23 January 2008 By ChalkDust
Tonight Blue Square Conference side Forest Green Rovers have announced that leading scorer Stuart Fleetwood will not be joining Crewe Alexandra.

21-year-old Fleetwood had been allowed to talk to Crewe after Forest Green had accepted a £175k bid but the player has decided to stay with the Gloucesterhire club after mulling over the offer from Crewe.

Fleetwood told the official Forest Green website "It is a decision I have reached along with my family. Everyone at Rovers has made us so welcome from the Boardroom to the supporters on the terraces. My mother in particular has a genuine affection for the club and everyone she meets each match day. The club is now part of my family as well and I am committed with my team mates to making this the best ever season that the club have experienced in their history"

"Obviously I have been kept informed by the club of all the interest shown and I can honestly state that even if any other clubs come in with a late bid before the transfer window closes, I am not interested. The summer may be a different matter but I owe a debt of gratitude to the gaffer (Jim Harvey). At a time when many thought my career had ended, he had faith in me and I love the way he has the lads playing and that has helped me tremendously".

With this severe blow to the club the pressure has been turned up a notch with only 8 days left before the transfer window closes and the club just outside the relegation zone.