Solihull Moors have announced the signing of Jermaine Hylton from League Two side Swindon Town.
The 24-year-old Birmingham-born striker spent three seasons with the Robins.
Moors boss Liam McDonald was quick to sing his praises having nurtured him for three years whilst he was in the hot seat at Redditch/
He told the club`s official website: “This is a massive signing. Jermaine is a quality goalscorer who needed a change after Swindon’s relegation to League Two last season and, despite considerable interest from Football and National League clubs, has bought into our vision here at Moors and wants to be part of it. He has impressed in training and at Barwell this week.
“He came to Redditch having played Sunday League with Continental Star and I believe he will be the best striker in non-League football. He is always a threat and defenders find it hard to read his game. He had a few games last season with Guiseley AFC and knows what to expect in the National League.
“He wants to eventually return to the Football League and the best way for him to do that is to be successful here. He is a great addition to the squad and will score goals.”
Hylton credits his Continental Star manager Curtis Nisbett with shaping his football career, but is particularly happy to link up again with McDonald and both George Carline and Simeon Maye with whom he played in those early days.
“Liam McDonald is a good manager and plays a style of football which suits me perfectly. It is my hope to score many goals for both him and Moors,” he said.
Hylton played in the League One play-off semi-final in May 2015 when Swindon were up against Sheffield United and rates the return leg at the County Ground as the best game in which he has ever played
“We took a 2-1 lead away from Sheffield but the second leg finished 5-5 – a record scoreline. It was enough to see us through but the atmosphere was unlike anything I have ever experienced before. We lost the final to Preston North End.
“I now want to score bags of goals and be part of a successful Solihull Moors team”.