HEREFORD United manager Jon Taylor is hoping that that focus will turn to events on the field after the club's immediate future seems to have been secured.

Creditors through out a proposed Company Voluntary Arrangement aimed at clearing the club's debts at a meeting last Thursday but directors Elke Thuerling and John Edwards and chairman Andy Lonsdale have since vowed to continue trading after saying that new investment had been secured.

"A lot of things seems to have settled down off the pitch and there is obviously a good team behind us with some good directors in place now," said Taylor.

"I think all of the financial issues have been eradicated and put in place - that does have an effect on the players' minds and it plays on our minds, too, as a management team.

"But now hopefully we can look forward."

"There were a series of meetings over the weekend and investors have basically decided to put more money into the club to make it run forward in the manner we want it to go," said Lonsdale.

"It is a large investment and we can go forward in strength. We certainly will not have any problem in satisfying the winding-up petition on September 1.

Lonsdale said that any redevelopment at the ground was two years away and that there were no plans to move the club away from Edgar Street.

"Football will stay at Edgar Street for ever, definitely as long as we are in control and for the future, as per the leases," he said.

Edwards admitted that, as of Tuesday night, the investors had 'yet to sign on the dotted line'.

"But we are very confident and we are now 100% sure that we have a business here," he said.

"Our first priority was and is the survival of this football club as a football club."

There was a turn-out of 569 at Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Banbury United, of whom 531 were from Hereford.

And a group of protestors were also in attendance outside the ground.

This weekend, United visit Arlesey on Saturday and then entertain Redditch United on Bank Holiday Monday.

United's fans team are also in action twice, at Royston Town on Saturday morning and then, on Sunday afternoon, when their team, managed by John Layton, will take on a Mayor's team, managed by former Bulls chairman and director of football Graham Turner.

For more on the situation at Hereford United, see page three of the news section and Sport 10 and 11.