NEW signing Lenell John-Lewis said the ambition of interim manager Josh Gowling was what attracted him to Edgar Street.

The 30-year-old was released by League One side Shrewsbury in January and chose to step down three levels in the football pyramid to play for Hereford FC.

John-Lewis told the official website: “I played with Josh at Grimsby and I get on really well with him, we’ve kept in touch and when he spoke to me about coming here I was interested straight away.

“Josh is really ambitious, and he wants to do well here and take this club forward, his ambition really excites me. We’re both positive people: we’ve read the same books about having a positive attitude and we think the same way. I think a positive attitude is massively important in life.”

“I’ve played at Edgar Street before in my career and I remember the ground well, the fans have always been very really passionate and they turn out in good numbers.

“This is a big club and I’m really excited to be here, I’m looking forward to making my debut and to making an impact.

“I like to think I’m a hard worker and always give 100 per cent, I like to use my strength and try to bring other players into the game and score goals when I can, but most important to me is that I always work hard.”

“I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two during my career, speaking to Josh, he says that there are quite a few youngsters at Hereford so I’ll certainly be looking to try and help them whenever I can.

“I played with Tom (Owen-Evans) before at Newport and I get on really well with him. I’ve always kept in contact with him and I was pleased that Josh recalled him from his loan. He’s a quality player and I’m really looking forward to being reunited with him.”