WORCESTER City striker Demetri Brown is stepping up three levels with National North giants Hereford.

Brown plundered 13 goals from 33 matches in blue and white following his summer signing from West Midlands (Regional) League champions Tividale.

His 32 goals in 37 matches helped to take the crown to The Beeches but it is his all-round play that has caught the eye since joining City.

Goals did not flow from the off but Brown’s tireless running won over fans from day one as well as creating the gaps for others to score.

“Demetri has been fantastic all season on and off the pitch and deserves his opportunity to test himself higher up the football pyramid,” said City manager Ashley Vincent.

“Over the season the interest in a player we brought in from step six has been incredible but he showed his loyalty and character throughout and also his trust in us as a staff to help to develop him.

“There is of course a point where it is right to move on in football and with the chance to improve the quality of his family’s life off the pitch with a new baby on the way, and develop himself on the pitch further, he goes with our best wishes and a huge thank you for all his efforts.

“He is a special young man who hopefully fulfils all his potential and shows there’s a lot more to come.”

Bulls boss Josh Gowling said: “He’s scored a lot of goals in his career so far, he’s strong, powerful and rapid.

“He can play anywhere in attack whether that’s down the middle or a bit wider, so he gives us options and a bit of flexibility.

“He’s a hard worker and has ambitions to play at a higher level. His attitude really impressed me.

“When I first met with him the talk wasn’t about how much he’d get paid or how long the deal would be but about his desire to do well, that he wants to improve and that he wants to kick-on in his career. Speaking to him was a breath of fresh air really.

“He’s a good age, he’s relatively young but at the same time he has enough experience behind him to use to his advantage.

“I think that he’s a great fit for us here.”