Boreham Wood are excited to confirm the arrival of 21-year-old striker Bradley Ash on a season-long loan from Championship side Barnsley.

The young forward joined the Tykes in Janaury 2016 from West-super-Mare AFC following an eye-catching debut season in the Conference South, netting 14 goals in as many appearances.

On signing, Ash commented: “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.”

Ash, who has played for England Colleges as well as an England C select 11, spent Last season back at Weston-super-Mare on loan, and netted an impressive 19 goals in 34 appearances.

The striker says that he is confident that he can add to an already exciting forward line next season, he continued: “I like to press high, I like to win the ball high up the pitch and I like to score goals, both in and around the box.

“I want to help the team to gain promotion, and for me personally, I want to score as many goals as I can, I want to hit doubles figures and then I want to reach 20 and I’ll see where it takes me.”

Having searched exhaustively for a perfect foil for fellow new signing Paul Benson, Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard was delighted to get his man.

Garrard elated: “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.

“He can gain experience and a bit of know-how here from the likes of Paul Benson, so I think that the club will benefit Bradley and I know that if he is given a platform then he’ll deliver.”