FOREST GREEN'S football philosophy ticks the right boxes for Chelsea loanee Bradley Collins.

As Rovers ready themselves for their League Two baptism, the 6ft 3ins keeper is relishing his chance to challenge Sam Russell for the number one spot.

He joined the Chelsea set-up at the age of 11 and has progressed through the system at Stamford Bridge, with his current contract at the Premier League champions running until summer 2018.

Collins said: “I’m delighted to have this opportunity coming from Chelsea under-23s now to play men’s football.

“It’s something different because I’ve been there for eight years, so to come out and get on loan is out of my comfort zone.

“Everybody knows that going into men’s football is ten times louder and more physical - luckily here it’s the same way we play at Chelsea, with the philosophy of bringing the ball out from the back.”