HEREFORD FC have signed former Birmingham City midfielder Koby Arthur after a successful trial at the club.

The Blues man made 16 appearances for the first team before helping Macclesfield Town to the National League title.

The 27-year-old has also played for the likes of Kidderminster Harriers, Dover and most recently Maidenhead in the National League.

Hereford manager Paul Caddis knew Arthur from his days in the Birmingham City youth system and brought him in on trial this pre-season.

“Koby is someone I’ve known personally for a long time having seen his journey from the youth team to the first team at Birmingham City first hand,” Caddis told the club’s website.

“He is a player I have been in contact with since taking the job and someone we thought was out of our range in terms of unable to provide full time football but also with the finances.

“Since coming into our environment and training with us now for over two weeks he, much to our delight, has seen this as a place he wants to play.

“On the training pitch and in the previous games he has played with us the quality is there for all to see. Koby is comfortable in both wide areas, an attacking midfield role and as a striker. I am thrilled to have him join us and look forward to making him a better player for us this season. We know he can make a big impact to us in the forward area of the pitch.

“Koby is a hard-working player who always has the goal in the forefront of his mind and I love the fact he always looks forward first and wants to create problems for opponents but also help create chances for his team mates.”