FORMER Salisbury winger Antonio Diaz has confirmed a switch to Bashley, following his departure from the Ray Mac.

The ex-AFC Bournemouth youngster links up with the Southern League Division One South side, who are currently hunting a play-off spot in sixth position in the table.

Diaz is set to work with Salisbury-born Matt Tubbs at Bashley after he was last week confirmed as the New Forest side’s manager, following a successful interim stint.

“Tubbsy was a massive reason for me coming to the club and I can’t wait to work with him and join the team,” said Diaz.

“Can’t wait to be back playing with two of my really good mates in Billy (Lowes) and Jacko (Sam Jackson) and to meet everyone.”

Tubbs, who joined Bash as a player-coach during the second half of their promotion campaign last year, stepped in on a caretaker basis following the departure of long-serving manager Paul Morris, who departed the GlenMex due to personal reasons.

During his interim spell in charge of the team, Bash picked up seven points from four league games, including an impressive 1-0 win over fellow promotion hopefuls Frome Town.

Speaking on becoming permanent boss, Tubbs told Bashley’s website: "I am excited to be given the permanent manager’s position at the football club and will give all I can to achieve to goals set out by the club.'

"The club is an exciting place to be at the moment with the success we achieved last season and we’ve continued good form into this season there is a good feeling around the place.''

"The chairman’s vision for this football club is exciting and this is a club on the up.''