Forest Green Rovers striker Aaron Collins has signed for near neighbours Bristol Rovers.

The 24-year-old has moved to the Memorial Stadium on a two-year deal.

Collins scored 11 goals last season, helping Forest Green into the play-offs before their defeat to Newport County. With Bristol Rovers having been relegated from League One last season, the two clubs could well be rivals for promotion and Collins will make his New Lawn return in November.

“We are thrilled to secure Aaron’s signature as we know there were plenty of suitors,” Bristol Rovers boss Joey Barton told the club website.

“He’s shown that he’s capable of scoring and creating goals at this level and was a constant attacking threat for Forest Green last season.

“He can play in several positions across the forward line and that flexibility will give us different options in how we set up next season.

“Aaron is an ambitious lad, who wants to be part of a squad that gets promoted out of Sky Bet League Two. That is our collective goal, and I’m hopeful we achieve that together this forthcoming season.”

Meanwhile, Forest Green have announced the signing of Regan Hendry from Raith Rovers.

The attacking midfielder, 23, has signed on a two-year-deal.

Rich Hughes, director of football at Forest Green, said: "We're delighted to add someone of Regan's ability and character to our squad.

"Regan is a player that we have been tracking for some time, he’s performed well over the last 18 months we’ve been monitoring him. He’s a well balanced footballer with good ability to pass the ball forward and is a player our fans will enjoy watching."