HEREFORD FC have boosted their squad with a defender who has spent the past two seasons in National League North and South.

Jack Deaman is a 6ft 3in 24-year-old who is naturally a centre-back, but can also play as a holding midfielder or full-back.

He joins the Bulls from Gloucester City, but has also played for AFC Telford United and Basingstoke.

Previous to that, he enjoyed two years with Cheltenham Town.

“Jack is a fantastic and significant signing for us," Hereford manager Pete Beadle told the club's official website.

"He’s played in the Football League and is keen to get back there, demonstrating the hunger and characteristics we’ve been looking for to take the club forward.

"He’s a great age and has good experience at higher levels."

Gloucester manager Tim Harris said he wanted to keep Deaman.

“Jack was offered a new deal with ourselves however his desire to move on is understandable, he has a young family and is a talented young man," said Harris.

“I would like to wish him all the best for the future and hope he gets to where he wants to be again as a full time footballer.”