Croesyceiliog snap up ex Hereford winger Jamie Bird

Welsh League Division Two leaders Croesyceiliog have snapped up ex Hereford midfielder Jamie Bird, following his release from the English outfit.

The central midfielder was released by the English club last week along with ex Cardiff Met winger Jordan Lam, however Bird has already found himself a new club.

The former Cardiff City academy graduate was handed a professional contract by the Bluebirds when he was just 17, but was then released by the now Premier League outfit in the summer of 2017, following a loan spell with Weston-Super-Mare.

Jamie Bird at Hereford FC. Image: Will Cheshire

However, Bird soon joined Hereford FC, the phoenix club of Hereford United. Bird had not played regular football since his release from Cardiff, but  became  a first team player for the Bulls last term.

Bird will  be a familiar face to many fans of Welsh football, having spent time on loan with Barry Town United in 2015/16, as he helped the former Welsh Premier League winners to second place, behind Cardiff Met.

Bird darts forward whilst at Hereford FC. Image: Will Cheshire

However, after struggling for game time this season with the National League North side, he was released along with Lam.

But, Bird has joined the ever impressive Croesyceiliog, who have won eight of their 11 Division Two matches this campaign and sit top of the table by an impressive eight point margin.

The young midfielder joins the league leaders, and manager Gareth Wilmott said signing Bird was an opportunity he could not turn down.

“I’m delighted to welcome a player of Jamie’s quality to the club. Sometimes you just can’t pass up on opportunities like this and we can’t wait to see him in a Croesy shirt. Unbelievable signing for the club. He gives everyone at the club a big boost. Welcome Jamie.”

Bird will be hoping to make his debut in their home match against Bridgend Street this Saturday, with a 2pm kick off.

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