HEREFORD United’s new chairman Andy Lonsdale insists the club have done 'all they can’ to satisfy criteria for a new safety certificate for the Edgar Street stadium.

United have not provided the council with the level of documentation necessary to address safety concerns inside the ground, the Hereford Times understands.

Lonsdale said: "As far as we are concerned, we have done all we can and what people are reading is just speculation and we don’t know where it’s coming from,” said Lonsdale.

“We don’t know what decision the council will be making – no-one can predict what their decision will be. As far as we know, it’s all speculation and we have done all we can.”

Lonsdale says Herefordshire Council officials are meeting club officials tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2pm to assess the situation and to make a decision.

The Bulls are scheduled to host St Neots Town in the Southern League Premier Division this Saturday.

Herefordshire Council have not allowed United to play home matches in front of spectators during pre-season because they were not satisfied with the club's safety measures at the ground.

Meanwhile, Lonsdale confirmed Wednesday's friendly with Sinkums had been cancelled and said United would not be playing another match before the weekend.

He told the Hereford Times it is ‘a big honour’ to be the new chairman of Hereford United.