Hereford have announced their first signing of the summer ahead of an expected delayed start to the 2020/21 season with the acquisition of striker Lennell John-Lewis.

Josh Gowling, the Hereford manager, is delighted to have persuaded the former Grimsby, Newport and Shrewsbury front man to team up with the Bulls on a permanent basis.

John-Lewis scored three goals in seven appearances at the back end of the curtailed 2019/20 campaign after being released by Shrewsbury, and impressed many with his ability to lead the Hereford attack.

Gowling spoke about signing the 31-year-old today, “He epitomises the environment we want at the football club. He makes the players around him better, and he’s the best striker in the league so we’re delighted to have him on board.”

The striker has worked alongside Gowling before when both players were at Grimsby Town together. John-Lewis scored 23 goals in 92 appearances for the Mariners between 2015 and 2017. He scored the opening goal inside two minutes against Bristol Rovers in the 2015 Conference Premier Play-Off Final. at Wembley. 

Many Hereford supporters will be encouraged by the confirmation of this signing, with the club stating there will be further squad announcements over the next few days. This will include details of the players retained from the 2019/20 squad where agreements have been reached.



By Editor

Lifelong Hereford supporter who has endured the rise and fall of the club through progressive generations. Sports journalist, broadcaster and commentator who will never forget his Edgar Street roots.

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