Hereford United have received a boost with the news that skipper Ian Wright and defender Matthew Clarke have agreed new contracts with the club.

Both players have signed two-year deals and Bulls Director of Football Graham Turner believes the announcement sends out a positive note to fans.

"I think it is a significant movement for us because Hereford supporters will be looking to see if we have got financial problems and when you have senior players committing themselves to the club it indicates that all is not doom and gloom," he said.

Wright, 28, is in his fifth year with the club while Clarke, 26, has been at Edgar Street for four years and both have played crucial roles this year.

"If you look at our defensive record it is good and not far worse than Rushden and Yeovil," added Turner. "Both are key players and I'm pleased they are staying."

Turner also revealed talks were due to take place this week with Jimmy Quiggin and John Snape.