HEREFORD have added former Tottenham Hotspur youngster Aaron Skinner to their squad ahead of next season.

The 21-year-old defender signed a professional contract with Spurs on his 18th birthday and previously led Bury academy to the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup.

After struggling to make his mark as an under-23 at Tottenham the youngster was released and played for Bamber Bridge in the Northern Premier League last season.

Skinner was named Player of the Year at the non-league step three club last season.

Hereford manager Paul Caddis said the defender is versatile and an ‘all or nothing’ type of player.

“I am excited about the prospect of working with Aaron as he clearly has a high level of professionalism which I have admired from the day I first met him to have talks,” Caddis told the club’s website.

“Aaron played a huge role at left back for Bamber Bridge last year as they reached the play-offs and ended the season by picking up a Player of the Year award.

“He is a versatile footballer who I’ll be able to trust in several positions across the pitch and he is very competent in 1 v 1 situations, both defensively and offensively. He is also an incredible athlete with an all or nothing style of play which I think our supporters will appreciate.”