AFC Telford United sign defender Ryan Valentine

Ryan Valentine

AFC Telford United have signed former Hereford United defender Ryan Valentine on a one-year deal.

Valentine, 28, has made more than 300 league appearances during a career which has seen him play for Darlington and Wrexham.

Manager Andy Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire: "He brings a wealth of experience.

"Ryan had offers elsewhere around the country but he wanted to stay local."

Sinton added: "He's keen to get back into the Football League and he wants to do that with us."

Telford will play in the Blue Square Bet Premier next season after beating Guiseley in the Blue Square North play-offs last season.