REDDITCH United made a move to play football at Hereford United's former home.

A Herefordshire Council scrutiny meeting today heard the Southern Premier division's bid to move to  Edgar Street was rejected by the FA.

Former Hereford United owner David Keyte is also at the meeting and said he had very little option but to sell the football club to Essex businessman Tommy Agombar.

Mr Keyte told councillors, who are meeting to review the leases on the former club’s Edgar Street ground, that "nobody came forward to help save one of the few assets we have got in Hereford city which, in my view, is Hereford United Football Club”.

"It is a tragedy it (the club) has now gone and I have to say pushed to the edge by local people with their own agendas," added Mr Keyte.

Hereford United FC were wound up before Christmas when the group who took control from Mr Keyte failed to pay debts totalling more than £1million to a number of creditors, which included HMRC.

Mr Keyte also offered his view as to why – in his view – Herefordshire has so little success when it comes to sport.

“I was born and bred in Hereford and I played for Hereford at county level at football, cricket and rugby,” he added.

“Hereford is in the backwaters in sport.

“And, in my view, it is unable to reach a national level because of the nature of the ageing population and the lack of youngsters coming through,” he said.