Boreham Wood chairman Danny Hunter has paid tribute to winger Graeme Montgomery after he left Meadow Park to join Hemel Hempstead for a nominal fee.

Meanwhile, Anthony Jeffrey, who had been on loan from Concord Rangers, has signed until the end of the season. Josh Hill has joined Havant & Waterlooville on loan for three months after his loan spell with the Tudors ended.

Montgomery had been on loan at National League South side St Albans City after Wood switched to daytime training, a commitment the winger couldn’t make.

He has now joined Dean Brennan’s side for an undisclosed fee with his loan spell at Clarence Park up.

Speaking to the club’s website, chairman Hunter said: “I loved watching Monty because he could do things that other players at Conference South level simply couldn’t.

“Of the top ten goals ever scored at Meadow Park in my time as chairman, Monts has probably scored six of them and importantly he could also go and get them in the big away games, like the play-off semi screamer he got down at Havant last year.”

“Monty and his family were so important in what we were building and they became part of the fabric of the club and epitomised what we were all about.

“They were part of something that took Ian Allinson, Luke Garrard, Mario Noto and all my staff over five seasons to build and it culminated in our Play-Off Final win against Whitehawk which none of us will forget.”

Manager Luke Garrard added: “We have not got the wins that our performances have perhaps warranted in recent games but with Anthony becoming more and more influential, I’m confident that this squad is moving forward that we will achieve our objectives.

“I know our finances are tight after the recent cup defeats. So I’m grateful that the chairman has found a way to keep Anthony here until the end of the season.

“On the downside, losing Monty was difficult as he has been a good friend and teammate over the years.

“But the outcome became inevitable when Monts couldn’t commit to the daytime training and as such we wish him every success in the future.”