FORMER Wrexham club captain Ben Tozer has signed for Forest Green Rovers.

Tozer arrived at The Racecourse from Cheltenham Town in August 2021 and the centre-back helped the Reds win back-to-back promotions for the first time in the club's history but he was released by manager Phil Parkinson at the end of the 2023-24 campaign.

During his three years with Wrexham, long-throw specialist Tozer made 118 league appearances and scored six goals, and the 34-year-old will now aim to help Forest Green return to the Football League next season following their relegation to the National League.

On his time in north Wales, Tozer told the official Forest Green website: "Getting promoted back-to-back was incredible and it was amazing to be a part of the club during that time.

"I gained a lot of experience playing a good chunk of games for Wrexham and learned a lot while supporting the younger players from the sidelines."

Tozer, who helped Wrexham clinch the National League title following a record-breaking 2022-23 campaign before finishing runners-up in League Two this term to go straight up to League One, said signing for Forest Green appealed to him for a number of reasons.

"There were quite a few things," added the experienced defender.

"During my off season I wrote up a do’s and don’t list. What I wanted from my next move. Obviously I want to continue the highs but there’s more to it than just winning games.

"Also the gaffer and his plans and aspirations, the kind of dressing room and culture he wants in the team. The other players and signings he wants to make, and he was keen to accommodate me and my family.

"Then there’s the plans off the pitch like the new training ground, it all goes hand in hand.

"I want a successful season on the pitch, as a player and for the club. Everyone knows that promotion out of the National League is difficult, we’ve got to work hard and I’m looking forward to getting get stuck in."