HEREFORD FC have signed striker Rowan Liburd from National North relegation rivals Guiseley until the end of next season.

The 26-year-old has signed 14 goals in all competitions this season for the Yorkshire outfit and has played alongside Theo Wharton internationally in the Saint Kitts and Nevis side.

The forward has previously played for Football League clubs Reading, Wycombe Wanderes, Stevenage and Leyton Orient.

“I’m really happy to be here and I’m looking forward to the new challenge and I’m excited to get going,” Liburd told the club’s website.

“The whole set-up is really impressive and it’s a place where you really want to come and play your football.

“Hereford is a big club anyway, the history that they have and people telling you that it’s a good place to be a part of made the decision quite easy.

“Having the backing from the manager and people upstairs helps confidence wise and coming into an environment that wants you and you just want to do well flourish and impress.”

When asked what his goal scoring secret was, Liburd added: “No secret really.

“I just try to apply myself the best way I could and just got my head down and I want to do the same here.

“I want to work hard and try and get the ball in the back of the net as many times as possible. I’m a striker that likes to get in behind and use my attributes, my pace and I just love to score goals however I can and do that every time I play.

“I like to score with my head a little bit more but I do like to get on the end of things and just score goals any way they come.

Hereford Head of Football Tim Harris said that Liburd was the sort of player the club needs to move them forwards.

He added: “We have scouted the country looking for additional strength in forwards.

 “We had a tip off that Rowan might be available and we didn’t hesitate. Marc (Richards) has obviously seen him play before and assessed his strengths.

“We feel he is the sort of calibre of play that we need if we are to be competing at the top end of the league next season.

“I think it’s important that we get people with the proven experience of the National North and above and that’s something that we are going to put in place ready for next season.

“You have only got to look at the goals he has scored and the way he has scored them. He has got good pace, got good strength and isn’t bad in the air either.

“If we’ve got somebody who can put the ball in the back of the net it’s going to give everybody a boost.”