HEREFORD FC interim manager Josh Gowling has secured the signing of a former Newport County striker with more than 300 Football League appearances under his belt.

Lenell John-Lewis arrives at Edgar Street after being released from League One club Shrewsbury Town in January, and Gowling is pleased to have a player with a "proven track record".

Gowling told the official Hereford FC website: “I’m delighted to bring Lenell to Edgar Street, he’s a player that I know very well, with a proven track record behind him and he will add a great deal to the squad.

“Players like Lenny are the calibre of player that I want at this football club and it’s up to us as a club to build an environment that these players want to come into.

“He is the type of player who can help bring other players into the game and he will complement what we already have in the squad.”

The 30-year-old has also had stints with Grimsby Town, Bury and Lincoln City and will be available for selection as Hereford host Southport at Edgar Street tomorrow (Saturday).

John-Lewis has been released by Shrewsbury last month after two-and-a-half years at the club as his contract came to an end.

He spent 10 months out injured while at Montgomery Waters Meadow after he damaged an anterior cruciate ligament.

In total, John-Lewis scored five times in 60 matches in all competitions for Shrewsbury.