Hereford United: Chris Bush and Danny Pilkington join Bulls

Chris Bush

Hereford United have completed the signings of left-back Chris Bush and midfielder Danny Pilkington.

Bush, 21, ended last season on loan from Gateshead at Edgar Street, playing six games before returning to Tyneside.

But, after his release by Gateshead, the former Brentford, AFC Wimbledon and Salisbury defender has now joined the Bulls on a one-year deal.

Pilkington, 23, spent last season with local rivals Kidderminster Harriers, for whom he scored twice in 27 games.

Former Stockport and York winger Pilkington's contract length at Edgar Street is undisclosed.

"There was competition for Danny's signature, but he's decided to put pen to paper here," said Bulls boss Martin Foyle.

"As for Chris, he has got to get fit, he knows that. He didn't have a great deal of game time up at Gateshead.

"But he'll have a good pre-season with us and he'll be ready for the start of the season.

"I like Bushy, he's a good person, he's got a good attitude."

On top of six players being released and three loan players returning to their parent clubs, Foyle has also lost three more players from the side that finished last season.

Top scorer Ryan Bowman was signed by York City,winger Marley Watkins has joined Scottish Premier League side Inverness Caledonian Thistle and centre-half Stefan Stam has returned to Holland.

In addition, midfielder Sam Clucas looks set to sign for Mansfield Town.

But, having finished the season in financial disarray, Hereford have now made four summer signings, having already brought in Cambridge United striker Sam Smith and Luton Town winger Dan Walker.

And, on top of the already-contracted Chris Sharp, they have also signed up skipper Luke Graham, midfielder Josh O'Keefe and defender Rod McDonald on new deals, giving Bulls boss Foyle a total of eight first-team players signed up for next season.

Foyle is still awaiting decisions from goalkeeper James Bittner, defenders Chris Carruthers and Joe Heath, winger Craig Jones and striker Marlon Jackson.

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