MIKE McGrath has signed a dual registration deal with Studley in order to get match fitness.

The midfielder is returning from injury and has signed for his local Midland Football League Division One side based in Studley near Redditch.

“Mike was due to play a part in the County Cup match last week but with that postponement and the current form of the rest of the squad he’s going to get limited game time at the moment,” Hereford FC manager Pete Beadle told the club’s website.

“Getting games with a club close to his home will allow him to reach match fitness quickly so he can play a part in the last bit of the season.

“He’ll keep on training with us and will come back and play his part. I see him as an important piece of the squad.”