Bristol Rovers track former Forest Green captain Jamie Turley

Former Forest Green captain Jamie Turley is being tracked by Bristol Rovers

Former Forest Green captain Jamie Turley is being tracked by Bristol Rovers

First published in Sport Gazette Series: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

FORMER Forest Green captain Jamie Turley is interesting Conference rivals Bristol Rovers.

Turley, 24, turned down a contract offer at Forest Green at the end of the season and was on the verge of penning a deal with League One outfit Swindon Town.

However, the England C captain and former Wycombe and Salisbury City centre-back, broke his arm in June, and his unfortunate injury has put his future on ice.

Gas boss Darrell Clarke, who worked with Turley when the pair were together for a spell at Salisbury City, said: “Jamie Turley is a very, very good centre-half at Conference Prem level.

“He is a player that interests me, but as it stands at the moment, he is injured; he broke his arm in the summer, and we are waiting on a physio report.

“The lad might do a medical to see where he is with that, as obviously we don’t want to take any chances, so as a football club we are making sure the injury is recovered, or recovering. He is a little bit short of being able to do contact work at the minute.

“He is a player that interests me, but nothing in concrete, as there is a lot of interest elsewhere as well.

“I am not making a concrete offer to a player that is injured until I get our medical advice on the situation. We are not in the financial position to take a gamble on a player.”

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