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.”