Ex-County skipper David Pipe joins Forest Green Rovers

South Wales Argus: DAVID OF THE ROVERS: David Pipe has joined Forest Green Rovers DAVID OF THE ROVERS: David Pipe has joined Forest Green Rovers

FORMER Newport County AFC captain David Pipe has signed a two-year deal with Conference side Forest Green Rovers following his release by the Exiles.

The 30-year-old right-back, who can also play on the right side of midfield earned one cap for Wales and has made more than 200 Football League appearances.

Born in Caerphilly, Pipe played his youth football at Coventry City, where he broke into the first team and made 20 appearances in the Championship.

He then spent three seasons with Notts County and a further three years at Bristol Rovers, from whom he joined Cheltenham Town for a loan spell in 2009.

After his release by the Pirates following a spell in prison for a nightclub assault, Pipe joined County where he captained the club to promotion via the Conference play-offs in 2013.

He made 29 appearances for the Exiles in the 2013/14 season but was released by boss Justin Edinburgh last month.

After signing his contract at The New Lawn this morning, Pipe told the club's official website: "Obviously I wanted to go to a football club that has ambition and once the gaffer told me what the club was all about I was sold.

"I'm not going to lie, I was gutted to have left Newport but I've left on good terms and I'm grateful for the second chance in football that Newport gave me.

"I've played over 350 Football League games; my atttributes are strength and energy so I need to look after myself and I told the gaffer I'd give 100% day in day out. "

Rovers manager Ady Pennock confirmed that he has earmarked Pipe to fill the right-back position.

"David will be a leader on the pitch, he's a very good professional and has been there and done it in our league," Pennock said.

"He goes foward very well and crosses a great ball. He's a good age and a very good signing. I'm very pleased."

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1:16pm Wed 7 May 14

CountyValleyboy says...

Best of luck Pipey !--------glad you sorted !
Best of luck Pipey !--------glad you sorted ! CountyValleyboy
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2:20pm Wed 7 May 14

sooty001 says...

Yes best of luck Pipey............. See you the season after next if we don't go up and you get promoted.
Yes best of luck Pipey............. See you the season after next if we don't go up and you get promoted. sooty001
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2:53pm Wed 7 May 14

netala says...

good luck to you David, glad your sorted. you will be missed, another one of J.E.`s arrogant mistakes.
good luck to you David, glad your sorted. you will be missed, another one of J.E.`s arrogant mistakes. netala
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4:04pm Wed 7 May 14

bodffordd says...

All the best Pipey Mr 100%, we will miss your enthusiasm, and dedication. Have a fantastic 14/15 season.
All the best Pipey Mr 100%, we will miss your enthusiasm, and dedication. Have a fantastic 14/15 season. bodffordd
  • Score: 9

5:02pm Wed 7 May 14

the-dragons says...

Nice little pay rise most probs , good luck pipey xx
Nice little pay rise most probs , good luck pipey xx the-dragons
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5:13pm Wed 7 May 14

Harps62 says...

Only player who gave 100% against York at Wembley.
Was still giving it even when JE turned his back on him
Big mistake JE despite the odd Red Mist.
Forest Green gain our loss
Only player who gave 100% against York at Wembley. Was still giving it even when JE turned his back on him Big mistake JE despite the odd Red Mist. Forest Green gain our loss Harps62
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11:11am Thu 8 May 14

county mad says...

Good luck pipey I think JE got this wrong I hope you flourish at fgr like you did at County .
Good luck pipey I think JE got this wrong I hope you flourish at fgr like you did at County . county mad
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11:00am Mon 12 May 14

kernowkid says...

Harps62 wrote:
Only player who gave 100% against York at Wembley.
Was still giving it even when JE turned his back on him
Big mistake JE despite the odd Red Mist.
Forest Green gain our loss
Agree with you 100% Can't believe we could let a player like Pipey go, he was the heartbeat of the team, a complete professional on and off the pitch. Good luck David and thanks for all you did for County!
[quote][p][bold]Harps62[/bold] wrote: Only player who gave 100% against York at Wembley. Was still giving it even when JE turned his back on him Big mistake JE despite the odd Red Mist. Forest Green gain our loss[/p][/quote]Agree with you 100% Can't believe we could let a player like Pipey go, he was the heartbeat of the team, a complete professional on and off the pitch. Good luck David and thanks for all you did for County! kernowkid
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