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Liam Noble leaves Forest Green Rovers

Noble celebrated promotion into League Two after FGR won the playoffs. Credit: PA

Forest Green Rovers have confirmed Liam Noble has left the club with immediate effect.

Noble joined Rovers in June last year and captained the club to promotion into League Two.

He has asked to leave the club to be closer to his family in the North East of England.

Forest Green manager Mark Cooper says the club understands Noble's decision.

His efforts and hard work on the pitch are recognised and appreciated by both the club and the fans. We wish him the best of luck.

– Mark Cooper

Thank you to the chairman and manager for supporting me through this difficult decision. The fans have made my time at the club special – thanks to them.

– Liam Noble

Bath City FC name Jerry Gill as new manager

Gill is a former Bath City player. Credit: Bath City FC

Bath City FC has named Jerry Gill as the club's new manager.

Gill is a former City player. He gained promotion to the Premier League with Birmingham City as a player, and coached the Under-18s and Under-23s at Norwich and Under-18s at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Chairman Nick Blofeld describes Gill as a "very talented coach".

Now is the right time for him to step up to first team management with our strong, experienced squad. We’re really looking forward to him joining us and building on our strong league position.

– Nick Blofeld, Chairman, Bath City FC

Gill says he is "delighted" to re-join Bath City as manager.

The Club have always had a big place in my heart and it’s great to get the chance to manage the team here. I’m confident that I can use my knowledge and experience to help develop the team and will also look to strengthen the squad a little and build on the firm foundations that already exist here.

– Jerry Gill

The club says there are no other changes in the coaching team.

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New Torquay boss says first win is crucial

Torquay United's new head coach says he was impressed by the players during his first training session.

Gary Owers who was appointed yesterday says he expects the Gulls to climb the National League table.

United are currently bottom and without a league win this season but Owers is confident that they can avoid relegation.

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Exeter City's David Wheeler joins QPR

Wheeler scored at Wembley in last season's League Two playoff final. Credit: PA

Exeter City's David Wheeler has joined Championship side QPR for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old winger had played for City since 2013.

Last season Wheeler scored 21 goals in 46 appearances to help the Grecians reach the League Two play-off final at Wembley – a match in which he scored.

It was clear following last season’s performances that David was going to have plenty of offers to move forward with his career this summer and, while we didn’t want to see him leave, we are proud of his moving to a Championship club and hope this underlines still further our commitment to player development.

David made it clear that he wanted to take this opportunity and once we felt we could be compensated satisfactorily, and make transfer dealings of our own to strengthen, we were comfortable with David’s transfer.

We wish him all the best and hope to see him back at St James Park in the future.

– Paul Tisdale, Exeter City Manager
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