THE Basingstoke Bison have added even more firepower to their line-up with the signing of two brand new forwards to the Herd.

The latest additions are Slovak sniper Michal Klejna and Scottish born Liam Morris.

Klejna joins the Bison after playing five years in France, last season being with Cholet.

The first French side he suited up for was Mulhouse and during his time in France he returned 118 points from 122 games.

The 30-year-old native of Skalica is a former Slovakian under-18 international and spent two years in the Ontario Hockey League with Brampton Battalion, before he played a number of seasons in the Czech Republic, playing 68 games in the top flight and also appearing in the Spengler Cup for HC Pardubice.

Bison player/coach Ashley Tait is delighted with his final import signing and said: “I think he is a great addition to the team and can play either centre or wing. He will be another leader on the team and brings a lot of experience to the line-up. New British signing Morris is a former Great Britain under-20 international and returns to Britain after a number of years playing in Canada.

Last season, the 23-year-old was with the Northern Federals of FHL and before this played three years for Toronto Attack in the GMHL collecting over 100 points in his last two campaigns, as well as over 200 minutes in penalties.

He is the son of Frank Morris, an import who played for both the Ayr Raiders and Fife Flyers against Basingstoke.

Many fans will remember him especially from season 1999/2000, when the Herd lost in the final of the Xmas Cup and Play-offs to the Flyers. On the signing of his latest Brit Tait said: “He is another excellent addition to our team, who can play either forward or defence. He has good speed and a great touch around the net.”