A SWATHE of clubs are understood to be chasing midfielder Lee Fowler following his departure from Forest Green this week.

Fowler confirmed his departure to the SNJ this week and is now being courted by Blue Square Premier play-off finalists Cambridge United, Mansfield Town and Mark Cooper’s Kettering Town.

Ex-Morecambe duo Ryan Robinson and Adriano Rigoglioso and Les Afful look certain to leave the New Lawn. Meanwhile, Rovers have offered new contracts to just six of last season’s squad - all aged 22 or under. Only Mark Preece, Paul Stonehouse, Ben Ashford, Jonathan Smith, Conal Platt and top scorer Andy Mangan have been offered deals to contemplate. Should any choose to move, their age means Rovers would be entitled to ‘player development’ compensation from the recruiting club.

Jim Harvey’s squad are set to return to training on June 29, with the new Blue Square Premier season getting under way on Saturday, August 8.

Stonehouse and Mangan have been named players’ player and directors’ player of the year respectively.