Kidderminster Harriers: Jared Hodgkiss joins from Forest Green

Kidderminster have signed right-back Jared Hodgkiss following his release by Conference Premier rivals Forest Green.

Stafford-born Hodgkiss, 27, has signed a one-year deal to become Harriers' fifth new signing of the summer.

Contracted Harriers players

Keepers: Danny Lewis, Jasbir Singh

Defenders: Chey Dunkley, Josh Gowling, Tyrone Williams, Jamie Grimes, Jared Hodgkiss

Midfield: Kyle Storer, Jack Byrne, Callum Gittings, Josh O'Keefe, Ahmed Obeng, Marvin Johnson, Aman Verma

Strikers: Michael Gash, Anthony Malbon, Nathan Blissett, Freddie Ladapo, Reece Styche, Craig Reid

He follows the arrivals of winger Ahmed Obeng from Rushall Olympic, keeper Jasbir Singh and strikers Reece Styche and Craig Reid.

"It's great to have somebody with his experience. He definitely fits the bill," said Harriers boss Gary Whild.

Hodgkiss began his career with West Bromwich Albion, spending four seasons at The Hawthorns, including loan spells with Aberdeen and Northampton Town, before moving in 2009 to Forest Green, where he made 164 Conference Premier appearances.

Although he can also play on the left flank, Hodgkiss is expected to be a straight replacement for Lee Vaughan, who has moved to Cheltenham Town.