Weston-super-Mare starlet Brad Ash signs for National League side Boreham Wood

PUBLISHED: 13:23 28 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:23 28 June 2017

Brad Ash on the ball. Picture by Will T Photography.

Brad Ash on the ball. Picture by Will T Photography.

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Former Weston-super-Mare striker Brad Ash - who scored 16 goals while on loan at the club last season - has made the move to National League side Boreham Wood on a season-long loan.

Ash is one of the most successful prodigies from Weston’s academy, having joined aged 16, less than a year before making his first-team debut in August 2013.

He impressed in the National League South and signed for Championship side Barnsley in January last year, before returning to The Woodspring Stadium in September 2016 and he remained in Scott Bartlett’s side for the rest of the season.

His goals helped guide the Seagulls to safety.

Ash told Boreham Wood’s official website he ‘cannot wait’ to get started at his new club.

Jason Pope and Brad Ash celebrate against Oxford City. Picture by Will T Photography.Jason Pope and Brad Ash celebrate against Oxford City. Picture by Will T Photography.

He said: “I have always known that Boreham Wood are a great club, I played them three years ago for Weston, before I moved to Barnsley, so is it something that I have always known.

“The new pitch is lovely and I think I can really progress here and I think I can do well for the team.

“I can’t wait to meet up with all the lads and the gaffer and the assistant, I can’t wait to get started.”

Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard has already praised the 21-year-old after his impressive performances in a Weston shirt.

He said: “I know a lot about him from his Weston days and his move to Barnsley, he hit 19 last season and he is different to what we’ve already got; he is pacey, he is off the shoulder, he has got good movement, he has got an eye for goal and he is a great prospect.

“The kid is hungry and he scores goals, so it is a massive ploy to get him at the club. He has accomplished a lot in the last few years at Weston in the league below and now I think that he has to add to his game.”

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