Ken Anderson Responds to Forest Green Chairman

  • January 07, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Ken Anderson has firmly denied allegations from Forest Green Rovers chairman Dale Vince, in which he labelled his Bolton counterpart as 'cocky' and 'slippery'.

Vince's comments, which were made after the collapse of Christian Doidge's proposed transfer to Wanderers, gained national media coverage - with many supporters, including those of the Trotters, backing his hugely damning opinion.

Anderson has taken to his regular column to respond to Vince, however, suggesting comments aimed towards him are 'very disrespectful' and that it was the Rovers chief who attempted to change the contractual conditions of Doidge's move.

"I found the chairman of Forest Green Rovers Dale Vince's media comments very disrespectful and misleading to say the least," Anderson told

"Both he and I verbally agreed in August 2018 that the first instalment for Christian Doidge's transfer would be paid as and when we received the January 2019 EFL distribution.

"This still remains the case despite his attempts to also try and bring an additional £250,000 payment forward to August 2019/January 2020 in addition to the already contracted £250,000 as well. This request was firmly rejected.

"For my part, I will not drop to the levels that he did in his various allegations to the press as I believe it will serve no practical purpose. The EFL statement is the best way forward as far as I am concerned.

"Regarding player registrations, the EFL agreed with us on Friday as to how we could register the three players for last weekend's game against Walsall.

"As previously stated we are still hopeful of registering the three players and the manager has told me that having spoken to them all, the players want to stay with us. Hopefully, this will be achieved."

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