FOREST GREEN chairman Dale Vince has revealed a deal has been reached to end the long- running dispute following Christian Doidge’s collapsed move to Bolton Wanderers.

Doidge moved to Bolton on loan in the summer of 2018 for a seven-figure fee with the deal set to be made permanent in January, but the then Championship club reneged on payments and the striker returned to the New Lawn before a subsequent reported £250,000 move to Scottish Premiership Hibernian last summer

In a long running dispute, which occurred under the previous ownership of Wanderers, Vince met Bolton Wanderers chairman Sharon Brittan and CEO Emma Beaugeard at the New Lawn this week.

Vince posted a message on Twitter, saying: “Had a great meeting with Sharon and the team from BWFC and did a deal to settle the Christian Doidge saga.

“We talked about football and the rogues that sometimes get hold of clubs, and what we can do to change football for the better. The sustainability initiatives of FGR and what BWFC could do.

“Fab new leadership team at BWFC, good for the club and for football more generally. Especially pleased for the fans.”

In a statement on Bolton’s website, Brittan said: “It was a pleasure to once again meet Dale and Henry (Staelens, Forest Green chief executive) and to be given a tour of New Lawn, a stadium we had never visited before.

“It was enlightening to hear their philosophies which are bringing success to the football club.

“We were also treated to a delicious lunch and had a wonderful time at the stadium.

“I’d like to thank Dale and Henry for their hospitality and wish them well for the remainder of the season.”