HEREFORD have signed experienced Football League defender Nathan Cameron on the eve of their first pre-season friendly.

The 31-year-old from Birmingham has previously played for Coventry City, Bury and Macclesfield Town and has 202 Football League appearances to his name.

Hereford manager Paul Caddis said that Cameron will bring ‘tenacity and physicality’ to his side’s defence.

“We are delighted to get someone of Nathan’s experience signed on for the upcoming season,” Caddis told the club’s website.

“Clearly the squad lacked depth in the centre of defence, but as with all the signings made to date, we wanted this to be the right signing and not a rushed one.

“Nathan will bring a tenacity and physicality to the back line, as well as the communication and organisational abilities needed to be a successful central defender.

“Having shared a dressing room with Nathan many years ago, I know the type of human being he is and one of the key factors in bringing Nathan to the club was knowing his characteristics not just as a player, but also as a person.

“He wants to win and has the grit required to do whatever it takes to keep clean sheets. He will be a leader amongst the group and will drive the standards from on the pitch.

“It’s also worth noting Nathan has turned down several opportunities to join other clubs after hearing the positive things I’ve told him about our football club and he is yet another player who has had his decision influenced by the great support he knows we have.”