Cambridge United sign Tamworth keeper Jonathan Hedge

Cambridge United

Cambridge United have brought in Tamworth goalkeeper Jonathan Hedge to replace the departing Danny Naisbitt.

Hedge, 23, was an ever-present for the Lambs last season in his debut campaign at Blue Square Bet Premier level.

"Jonathan has impressed us as an individual and impressed us as a goalkeeper," boss Jez George told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

The U's have also signed AFC Wimbledon midfielder Ricky Wellard, while winger Ashley Carew has been released.

Having failed to agree new terms with last season's first-choice keeper Naisbitt, former Halifax shot-stopper Hedge has been brought in on a two-year contract after rejecting the offer of a new deal with Tamworth.

Carew featured 29 times last season after joining from Ebbsfleet United.

"We have to look at the deal the player wants. Look at what the player has given us over the last 12 months and decide what's best for the club," added George.

Wellard, 24, who had a loan spell with Cambridge during the 2010-11 campaign, has agreed a two-year deal at the Abbey Stadium following his release by Wimbledon.