Dayle Grubb is the joint-highest scorer in the top six tiers of English football – no wonder Forest Green Rovers have signed him!
The 26-year-old has agreed a deal for an undisclosed fee and will become the latest Non-League player to sign for a Football League club once the transfer window opens in January.
He’s scored 29 goals this year, excluding penalties, which is the same amount as Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane as well as his soon-to-be strike partner Christian Doidge.
Grubb has netted 14 times this season from midfield for Weston-super-Mare having graduated from the club’s academy in 2008.
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Forest Green manager Mark Cooper commented: “He’s one we’ve been tracking for a while. Scott Bartlett knows him well. He played well against us in pre-season and we kept tabs on him and he has continued to score goals. We think he is one that can certainly come into our squad and help us at the top end of the pitch.
“He’s got great ability, he can go past people and score. The more of those you have got in the team, the more chance you have of winning games. He is flexible in that he can play wide, he can play down the middle, he can play off the middle, it’s important all the players we bring in have flexibility.
“You look at his goal record compared to anyone else we have signed, he has got a fantastic goal record for someone who is not really a striker – he’s certainly one I expect to chip in with goals.”
Grubb added: “Weston has been a massive part of my life.
“My time here has been really important in my development as a player. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being part of this team and love playing with the current group, but I feel I have to grasp this opportunity,
“I want to push on and test myself in the football league and I feel Forest Green is the perfect club for me to do that.”