HEREFORD FC have signed former Boreham Wood and Weston-super-Mare forward Bradley Ash.

The 23-year-old featured for Hereford on Saturday as a trialist during their 1-0 victory over Aston Villa Under-23s on Saturday.

Last season he scored two in six matches for Weston and five in 28 games for Boreham Wood in the National League.

“I’m really looking forward to getting started,” Ash told the official Hereford FC website.

“I’ve been on trial at a couple of professional clubs but as soon as Hereford showed an interest I was really keen to get the deal done.

“Some of the lads I know; Jacob Jagger Cane, Jason Pope, Tom Owen-Evans, they all told me that it’s a decent club and as soon as I arrived last week you can see what they mean.

“It’s a well-run club, really professional and very well supported, the ground is lovely – it’s a ‘proper’ football stadium, and the pitch was in great shape. I can’t wait to get going.

“I’ve known Rico (Head Coach Marc Richards) for a while and so he didn’t have to sell the club too much to me, but I’m really excited by his ideas and his ambition for the coming season. Everyone at the club wants to be challenging at the right end of the table and that really excites me.”

Richards added: “It’s great to be able to strengthen our attacking options by bringing Brad on board. 

“He gives us a different dynamic in the final third and again raises the competition for places. 

“Brad has already proven himself in the league above with Boreham Wood and we are delighted to have secured his signature.”