Hereford United midfielder Michael McIndoe admits the Nationwide Conference will be something of a mystery tour for him.

The cultured 20-year-old, a summer recruit from Luton Town, has been a key figure in the Bulls' fine start to the new season and has been ever-present in the first six games.

But he admits that before arriving at Edgar Street, his knowledge of the league was sketchy at best.

He said: "There are a lot of clubs in this league I have never even heard of. I knew a little bit about the likes of Doncaster and Rushden, but I am sure I will learn more as the season goes on."

Edinburgh-born McIndoe spent four years at Second Division Luton, two as an apprentice and two as a professional, and made 39 league appearances, including 17 last season.

He said: "It was quite a young squad at Luton but they always got encouraged to

play the young kids quite early, which was a big help."

After his release by Luton he was targeted by several clubs including Hereford, but McIndoe said: "I met with Graham Turner and he said I was guaranteed to play first-team football."

McIndoe says he has settled in well at Edgar Street, and has no doubt as to his ambitions for this season. "We have a good bunch of boys here and a reasonable squad. We have to look for the ultimate, which is to get promoted and back into the League.

"It will be a different type of challenge here, but we have a young squad similar to Luton."

One thing McIndoe would like to be involved in is another FA Cup run, having seen their tussles with Premiership side Leicester City last season on television.

"I was quite impressed that they got so far and did so well. It would be great to have another good Cup run, but the league comes first."