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Young Forest Green Rovers fan asks headteacher for early finish to watch play-off semi-final

Cam was surprised when he was given the opportunity to be a mascot for the game. Credit: Kay Hoffman

A young Forest Green Rovers fan from Gloucestershire has been a mascot for his favourite football team after writing to his headteacher asking for a half day so he could attend the game.

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Cam Hoffman travelled to Tranmere on Friday 10 May for the first leg of the League Two play-offs.

He was then surprised with the chance to be a mascot for the team, who lost to Tranmere 1-0.

The 11-year-old from Abbeymead will now attend the second leg with his mum on Monday 13 May. Credit: Kay Hoffman

In the letter to his headteacher he said he's been going to watch the League Two team with his grandma for more than a year and wanted to see them battle for promotion.

If they win, they go to Wembley for the final. If they get promoted it will be history for Gloucestershire.

– Cam Hoffman
Cam has been going to watch his favourite team with his grandma for more than a year. Credit: Kay Hoffman

The 11-year-old also said it's important for him to spend time with his grandma who, in his words, "isn't getting any younger".

He assured the teacher he would take his revision books and revise on the bus for his upcoming SATS exams.

Stroud-based Forest Green Rovers will now face Tranmere again on Monday 13 May for a place at Wembley in the League Two play-off final.