The former Hereford striker James Roberts has signed for fellow National League North side Spennymoor Town.

Roberts, 22, had a successful loan period at Alvechurch after failing to breakthrough on a regular basis at Edgar Street last term, and was released by the Bulls earlier this summer.

Initially at Wycombe, the forward made his Football League debut with Oxford United before linking up with Hereford after a spell at Halesowen Town. However, Roberts scored just 5 goals for the Bulls in 19 appearances. A player who always provides 100% effort, it will be interesting to see how he fares at the Brewery Field.

Indeed, one of his best performances came in a representative match for England ‘C’ against a Herefordshire FA XI when he was praised by Paul Fairclough after the game at Edgar Street.

After signing for the Moors today Roberts said, “After looking at all my options this summer, it was clear to me that this was the best fit and the best place for me.”

“It’s been a frustrating period if I am honest. It will be nice to settle down in a part of the country that I already thoroughly love. I am really looking forward to getting going.

“Hopefully I can add to the goal scorers already at the club. As many as Glen Taylor scored last season, it’s always useful to have someone else chipping in.

“I will be the first to admit that my goal scoring record hasn’t been the best.”

Image: Spennymoor Town FC

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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