NEW Grays Athletic boss Jody Brown has raided former club Heybridge Swifts to sign prolific striker Chris Bryan.

The front man has a long association with Brown, having previously played for him at Thurlow Nunn League side Halstead Town.

Bryan also played for Swifts’ Ryman League rivals Maldon & Tiptree.

Brown took over at Ryman Premier club Grays a week ago today, having been appointed at Heybridge in December and guided them to a third-place finish in Ryman One North.