COLCHESTER United attacker Jevani Brown is being linked with a move away from the club in the January transfer window.

The U's League Two rivals Forest Green Rovers are said to be leading the race for the striker, who has found his opportunities limited since arriving at the JobServe Community Stadium in the summer.

According to the Stroud News and Journal, Rovers head coach Mark Cooper is understood to be eying a loan move for the frontman.

They could even sign Brown in time for their trip to play Crawley Town tomorrow.

Brown has not featured for Colchester since coming on as a substitute in their 1-0 win over Ipswich Town, in Trophy on November 12.

The 25-year-old has managed only five league starts for John McGreal's side since joining them on a two-year deal from Cambridge United.

Brown has made nearly 200 senior career appearances and played for Cambridge nearly 100 times, scoring 14 times.

He has represented Jamaica at under-17s level.

Forest Green have refused to comment on speculation linking them with a move for Brown.

A Forest Green spokesperson said: “Forest Green will not comment on transfer speculation."