FORMER Hereford FC midfielder Harry Pinchard has signed for Hereford’s league rivals Gloucester City after refusing a renewed contract with the Bulls.

The 21-year-old Welshman has spent the last two seasons with Hereford playing 62 league games in which he scored three goals.

The youngster was offered a new contract with the Bulls but has instead joined Yan Klukowski at Gloucester City.

Due to Pinchard’s age and being offered a contract with Hereford for the forthcoming season a compensation fee has been agreed between the rival clubs.

Bulls manager Paul Caddis told the club's website: "Harry Pinchard was offered a new deal to stay at Edgar Street, but he has explained that the move to evening training will not work for him and that therefore he needs to move elsewhere.

“Harry will also leave with our best wishes and I’ve no doubt fans will have fond memories of some of the great goals he scored – particularly the free-kick in the FA Cup at Bromley last year." 

Hereford chairman Chris Ammonds told the club’s website: “Harry has done well for us in his two years here and has conducted himself excellently. 

“He goes to Gloucester with our best wishes. Although I have made it clear he is not allowed to make any telling contributions in fixtures against us!”

Pinchard said that Klukowski moving to Gloucester City as assistant manager was part of his decision.

He told the Gloucester City website: "When I saw that Yan had joined Gloucester we had a few conversations about the club and the gaffer and this was the only place I wanted to be. I'm a versatile player, I like to carry the ball forward and create chances for the team so I can't wait to get going."