Next Up: Ludlow FC v Hereford

Hereford travel to Ludlow for the Bulls next pre-season friendly on Saturday, 20 July kick-off 3pm.

Ludlow FC are a phoenix club having reformed after Ludlow Town hit financial  problems and folded.

The Shropshire side finished 6th in the West Midlands League Division Two last season, and are looking forward to a healthy attendance ahead of the new campaign.

Hereford United originally opened the £1m stadium in July 2003, with the Bulls having often utilised the facilities for training sessions in the past.

Located in Bromfield Road, the ground is situated just off the A49 on the northern outskirts of Ludlow. Take the B4361 signposted Ludlow, and continue for a quarter of a mile, turning right into the lane leading to the ground. The stadium is on the left, after the school.

Hereford head coach Marc Richards maintains he will continue to rotate his squad to build fitness.

“Our friendly matches have built fitness throughout the squad, with four games in a short space of time. We saw a few lads getting between 70 and 90 minutes against Cheltenham, so we can mix things up a little bit for the Ludlow game. That will ensure we balance the minutes each player is receiving”.  

The Bermudan international goalkeeper Jacquil Hill is set to feature for Hereford provided his swollen ankle has responded to treatment he has received at Wolverhampton this week, with youngster Brandon Powell also in contention for game time.

Richards will assess the knocks Simeon Maye and Jason Pope received in last night’s match against Cheltenham Town, but is hopeful they will feature in the Ludlow game. Tom Owen-Evans and Tommy O’Sullivan were sidelined during the Bideford weekend and so are likely to be in contention for starting slots.

The forward pairing of Reece Styche and Rowan Liburd continue to build up their understanding during the friendlies, with both strikers already amongst the goals, with the ex-Newport County youngster Liam Bishop and the experienced Mike Symons also out to impress.

Both Danny Greenslade and Eliot Richards are now in rehabilitation following their operations, but it will be some time before they can be considered fit for first team training.

Ludlow v Hereford – Saturday 20th July – 3pm Kick-Off

Bromfield Road, SY8 2BN

Adults £5, Concessions £3, U16 Free.

Car Parking £2

Hot food and bar facilities will be provided.

If you are unable to make the short journey up the A49 there will be full match commentary of the match on Radio Hereford FC from around 2:45pm.  

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