FORMER Hereford midfielder Maziar Kouhyar has signed a contract for league rivals York City.

The 24-year-old was offered a contract at Edgar Street for next year but has instead signed for play-off rivals York.

The Afghanistan international scored the equaliser in Hereford's 1-1 draw with York earlier this month.

Kouhyar was on non-contract terms with Hereford so signs on a free transfer.


Kouhyar told their website: “It's no secret that I'm hungry to get back to the Football League and to do that I feel I need to be playing full-time.

"There were a few clubs interested in signing me, but when I saw York City's amazing facilities and heard how their plans to get back into the Football League matched mine, it was an easy decision.

"I can't wait to get playing when I return from international duty, and help York win promotion.

"I'd like to thank Hereford FC, the fans, and manager Josh Gowling for helping me rediscover my love of playing football.

"It's been a privilege to wear a Hereford shirt, and I wish everyone at the club the very best for the rest of the season and beyond."