By Wayne Veysey

3rd Jan, 2021 | 2:29pm

Exclusive: Stevenage agree to sign Forest Green ace Stevens

Forest Green Rovers striker Matty Stevens has agreed to join Stevenage, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The League Two club have finalised terms with their division rivals.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the Stevens deal is all but done and an announcement is imminent.

The 22-year-old has been used exclusively as a substitute this season, coming off the bench nine times and scoring twice.

His two goals came against Scunthorpe and Leyton Orient, while he also registered a crucial assist against second placed Newport County last month.

Stevens spent the majority of his youth career with Reading before switching to Barnet in 2014.

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There, he became the club’s youngest-ever player aged 16 years and 207 days when he made his professional debut against Alfreton in September 2014.

He moved to Peterborough United two seasons later, making four senior appearances in a stint punctuated by loan spells with Cambridge City, Sligo Rovers, Kettering Town and Slough Town.

The centre-forward was particularly impressive during his time at Kettering, where he scored 34 times in all competitions.

In Stevenage, he joins a club embroiled in a relegation battle after amassing just 20 points from 20 games this season to leave them third from bottom.

Only bottom-of-the-table Southend United have scored fewer goals than Stevenage and manager Alex Revell will be hoping that Stevens can help solve that problem.

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