HEREFORD FC have added former Football League winger Ryan Lloyd to their squad.

Lloyd, aged 26, from Newcastle-under-Lyme started his career at local club Port Vale before joining Chester on loan before then moving to Macclesfield, making 40 appearances between 2017 and 2019.

Last season Lloyd moved back to Port Vale.

Lloyd made six appearances last season before lockdown.

"I've enjoyed being back playing football, it's been a long period off with what's going on around the world, so it's been good to have a run-around," Lloyd told the club's official website.

"Hopefully, the cobwebs have been blown off, and I'm looking forward to getting going.

"I imagine that the National League (where he played with Chester) and this league are pretty similar, both very hard leagues to get out of, but looking at the lads who are here, there are some very good players.

"I've played with a few of them, so I know what they're about.

"I've settled in well. I've played with a few of the lads before, it's always nice to go into a club where you already know people."

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Bulls manager Josh Gowling feels that Lloyd could be an instrumental part of his squad this season.

"Ryan is a big signing for us, he's athletic, strong, very experienced and has played at a higher level," he told the club's website.

"I'm sure he'll make our midfield even stronger and I'm delighted to get him on board.

"He's another player that I know I can count on to give 100 per cent every week, and that's what the fans want to see.

"He'll give maximum effort week in week out and I'm delighted to have him on board."