WEYMOUTH have signed striker Brad Ash from Chippenham Town.

Pacy forward Ash, 25, joins from the National League South side having chalked up four goals in 14 games with the Bluebirds.

In the 2019/2020 season, Ash scored once in 11 starts for Hereford, making 20 appearances in total.

Ash has National League experience with Boreham Wood, scoring five times in 22 games.

His form with hometown club Weston-super-Mare in the 2015/16 season, where he netted 14 goals in 14 matches, netted him a move to then League One side Barnsley.

Although failing to feature for the Tykes' first team, Ash was a prominent figure in Barnsley's Under-21s squad.

He bagged a hat-trick at rivals Leeds United in a 3-3 draw, although Barnsley finished bottom of the U21 Professional Development League Two North.

Dorset Echo: Brad Ash, right, has joined Weymouth Picture: MARK PROBINBrad Ash, right, has joined Weymouth Picture: MARK PROBIN

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Barnsley loaned him back to Weston-super-Mare for the 2016/17 campaign.

Ash responded with 19 goals in 34 fixtures as the Seagulls finished 15th in the National League South.

Speaking to uptheterras.co.uk, Weymouth boss Brian Stock said: "He’s a player that I really like.

"He’s already had success and been spotted by Barnsley in the Football League and that shows he has quality. 

"What I really love about him is his attitude and application, in and out of possession.

"He’s an out-and-out goalscorer, he will give us a lot of energy and he fits the mould of how I want my team to play perfectly.”

Ash has also played for England Colleges and England C.

Ash is the 11th signing for Weymouth this summer behind goalkeeer Gerard Benfield, defenders Josh Leslie-Smith, Ben Morgan, Ollie Harfield and Calvin Brooks, midfielders Andy Robinson, Sean Shields, Cameron Murray and forwards Josh McQuoid and Brandon Goodship.