Forest Green boss Ady Pennock has released versatile teenager Ashley Brown.

The highly-rated Newent-based 18-year-old was handed his first full-time deal by boss David Hockaday at the start of the season after graduating from Scott Bartlett's youth team.

He was a regular member  of the Scott Bartlett reserve side, which won the Football Combination League in 2012.

He spent time on loan at  Brimscombe this season and has now returned to Phil Baker's Hellenic Premier Division outfit.