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Bristol City rival Leeds United in race for Forest Green Rovers starlet

Bristol City have joined the race for in-demand Forest Green Rovers midfielder Reece Brown.

The Robins are reportedly in talks with the 23-year-old over a possible move to Ashton Gate, as per a report by Bristol Live.

Brown, who is a former England Under-20 international, is out of contract with Forest Green next month and will leave them for free. Leeds United have been linked with him over the past couple of months but it appears their Championship rivals Bristol City are now leading the chase for him.

The Dudley-born midfielder started his career at Birmingham City and rose through the youth ranks at St Andrews. He went onto play 20 times for the Blues.

Brown had brief loan spells at Notts County and Chesterfield as a youngster to gain some first-team experience.

He was released by Birmingham in 2017 and subsequently joined Forest Green on a free transfer on a two-year contract. He played 42 games in his first season at the New Lawn, scoring three goals.

Brown chipped in with 11 goals in this campaign and helped Mark Cooper’s side get to the League Two Play-Offs.

Bristol City will be looking to get into the top six of the second tier next season and the potential signing of Brown is exciting news for their fans. He will offer them more depth in midfield and is a promising talent for the future.

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