WINGER Kyle Finn has signed for step-four side Halesowen Town after leaving Hereford due to “increased work commitments”.
The 22-year-old told Bulls fans at the weekend he was leaving for next season.
Halesowen play in Division One Midlands, step four of the non-league pyramid.
Talking to the Halesowen website after signing, Finn said: “I can’t wait to get started here.
“I’ve got a few goals in mind personally, but my main focus is to help this great club win the league and push on to where it should be.
“Looking forward to meeting the lads and having an exciting season!’’
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Halesowen manager Paul Smith said: “Kyle was an integral part of Hereford’s successful season last year.
“If it wasn’t for increased work commitments, he would be playing a huge part for them again this coming season.
“Kyle is a very good National League player and a fantastic signing for us.
“I’m very excited about this capture, and I am sure he will be a huge fans favourite.’’
Hereford manager Josh Gowling said that he would have liked to have kept Finn.
Earlier today, Gowling said: “Kyle’s (Finn) work-rate was outstanding last year. When we look at our passing game and what we did.
“Finn was reaching 12 or 13 kilometres every game which is unbelievable. He needed to add that end product to his game, I think he scored one goal last season.
“I felt we could work with him and develop him. The reality is with the budget, we couldn’t give him the increase he wanted.
“He got that from work which meant that he couldn’t commit to training in the mornings and he had to go to evening training, he thought that was best.
“It’s frustrating as if you look at Finn as a whole if you put an end product into his game he’s a very good player and he should go on to another level.
“We want to develop players. I like to think that’s one of our strengths that the players that were here when I was playing have got better.
“We want to keep developing those players more, I want to keep the core of the squad together as I think there’s a good character in the dressing room.
“Unfortunately, he’s made that decision, we wish him all the best and thank you for everything he has done.”