FOREST GREEN are yet to receive a bid for Reece Brown, according to manager Mark Cooper.

The former Birmingham City and England U20 midfielder has been in scintillating form this season, scoring five goals in a Rovers side gunning for automatic promotion from League Two.

The 22-year-old was once considered one of the brightest prospects in England and made his first team breakthrough at Birmingham as a teenager.

However, the playmaker failed to build on his sensational start and was released by Gary Rowett in 2017.

Boss Cooper rescued his stuttering career that summer and he scored three times in 42 games as Forest Green made their first-ever foray into the Football League.

Brown has hit the ground running this season with a plethora of eye-catching performances under the tutelage of mentor Cooper.

“He’s a wonderful talent and I think it suits him down to the ground in the way that we play and the way we try and do things,” revealed Cooper, who also confirmed no bids had been tabled for his star man.

Cooper’s man-management skills have helped nurture his prodigious talent, but his boss feels Brown should take credit.

“This is down to him,” added Cooper. “He’s recognised he had to become a good pro and has to live right and he’s getting his rewards now.

“He’s got the bit between his teeth and realises what he has got to do to get to the next level.”