HEREFORD United players may be enjoying a summer break but for director of football, Graham Turner, the work goes on.

He is supervising alterations to the pitch, fixtures, contract negotiations and a pre-season training schedule.

Turner has re-signed the majority of last year's team that he wanted to keep but is looking for a further four players to strengthen the squad.

With the hurly-burly of a hectic season just behind him, the Bulls' boss could be forgiven for putting his feet up for a well-earned rest but he has already turned his attentions to the new campaign, which he is approaching with relish.

The main reason for this is the impending shake-up of the Nationwide Conference, which could provide two promotion places to Nationwide Division Three.

"I'm looking forward to it with a great deal of optimism especially because it looks like there will be an extra promotion place to play for," he said.

Turner also welcomed the Football Association's plans to restructure the non league set up.

"There has to be a natural progression for progressive clubs," he said.

"You have the likes of Burton and Worcester that could be very ambitious but when they reach the Conference they hit a bottleneck."

Fans will have the chance to speak to Bulls' legend Ricky George, the man who scored the winning goal in their famous FA Cup triumph over Newcastle United in 1972, on the club's web site on Saturday, June 9.

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