The new Hereford signing Simeon Maye has been impressed by what he sees as a “character-building” weekend with the Bulls’ squad in Devon.

Maye, 24, linked up with Hereford prior to the match against Bideford AFC on Sunday afternoon and caught the eye on a number of occasions in a creative midfield role.

“It was nice getting out on the pitch with all the new boys, and I enjoyed it.

“It was very important for me to come down on the weekend after not being available to play against Yeovil. To interact with the boys as a new lad coming in was very important for me”.

During the 3-day period Maye was involved in devising some set-plays ahead of the new season.

“We’ve come up with a few free-kick and corner routines and I’ve been taking those, so we’ll see how successful they become. As long as I’m contributing – I’m happy.

“I think the time we’ve had to look at set-pieces has been a big positive about the weekend. We’ve spoken about a lot of things including club expectations, and what our individual goals are, so all-in-all it has been a great weekend”.

Maye has played at a higher standard than Hereford with Solihull in the National League and is now aiming to reach that level of football again.

“The first season of my spell at Solihull Moors was really good. As a team we went on a strong run and I enjoyed my time, and it was a good test for me. The second season was a bit disruptive as I got injured in the first game of the season, and that set me back until the end of October, and we ended up with three different managers as things chopped and changed at the club.

“After Solihull I just wanted to play and so to go to Rushall was good for me, but now I want to kick-on in my career again. I’ve played alongside Jordan Cullinane-Liburd before, and he’s become a good friend of mine so it’ll make the transition easier”.

The midfielder is now bidding to force his way into the Hereford team as competition for starting places hots up.

“I like to have the licence to get forward, but I can play in front of the back four breaking up play and passing it from there. If I have to win the ball and travel with it to find other creative players then so be it.

“It’s been very much a character-building weekend, and I think it’s been very beneficial. I’ve not experienced anything like this before, even at Solihull, so it’s been impressive.”

By Editor

Lifelong Hereford supporter who has endured the rise and fall of the club through progressive generations. Sports journalist, broadcaster and commentator who will never forget his Edgar Street roots.

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