HEREFORD have received a compensation fee after wing-back Jack Evans has signed for National League side FC Halifax Town.

Evans, aged 22, signed for the Bulls after being released by Forest Green Rovers last summer and made an immediate impact in Josh Gowling’s side scoring three goals in 29 appearances.

At the end of the season Evans was offered a renewed deal at Edgar Street but instead joined Halifax on trial for pre-season.

“As Jack is under the age of 24, and had been offered a new contract, a compensation agreement has been negotiated with The Shaymen which will see the Bulls’ receive an initial fee up front, with clauses included in the deal that will provide further payments should Jack’s move prove successful,” said Hereford’s club website.

Evans took to Twitter to thank Hereford for his time at the club. He said: “I would like to thank Yan (Klukowski) and Josh (Gowling) for my time at Hereford, giving me an opportunity when others haven’t to enjoy my football once again.

“Thank you to all the staff, the top set of lads I played with, and to the amazing fans who have shown me so much love. Your support hasn’t gone unnoticed and I truly appreciate it all.

“It’s been a pleasure to represent this club and I wish everyone all the very best this season.”

Hereford chairman Chris Ammonds added: “Jack played very well for us during his one season at Edgar Street and was a popular figure across the club.

“While we were keen for him to remain here, and offered him a new deal to stay, Jack made it clear he wanted to try to return to full-time football and would not be signing a new contract.

“We respect and understand Jack’s desire to test himself at a higher level and after training with Halifax for several weeks, over the past few days a deal has been agreed that will see Jack move to the National League side prior to the official start of the new season.”