Bath City have announced the signing of striker John Mills from Hereford FC.
The 28-year old netted a remarkable 140 goals in just three seasons for the Bulls, having scored 57 for Didcot Town during the previous campaign. His goalscoring exploits helped Hereford to three successive league titles and a place in the Vanarama National League North for the 2018/19 season. However, the Oxford-based frontman turned down a new contract at Edgar Street and was immediately the target of a number of clubs.
City manager Jerry Gill moved quickly to secure his signature and send out a serious signal to the Vanarama National League South of City’s ambitions for the forthcoming season.
On signing, Mills said “I am delighted to sign for Bath City and am looking forward to the next challenge and a step up to the next level. It is a club with a philosophy that I am excited to join and to continue to score goals. Having spoken with Jerry over the last few weeks, it was clear we had the same ambition and drive in wanting to win things and take the club forward.”
Gill said: “Obviously overjoyed to have secured the signing of John Mills this evening. It has taken some time and patience in finalising the deal, having fought off strong competition.
“We have signed a player with a proven goal scoring record and attitude and desire to progress. It was one area that needed addressing and improving from last season and we are all looking forward to seeing John in a Bath City shirt.”