ADVISOR Joel Nathan admits he was disappointed the Hereford United Supporters Trust (HUST) fans’ match at Ledbury Town grabbed the headlines.

“We were doing Monday’s game against Besiktas for the right reasons rather than just a game that seemed to be getting all the headlines and was like a pub game,” said Nathan, who is advising United’s owner, Tommy Agombar.

“It seems like it’s a lot of people making a noise against us but it’s a minority.

“We could probably name the people who stir it up on the internet.

“The crowd at the friendly the other night is based on the fact it was a game they could watch.

“If we had put on the game here against Besiktas, they would probably have had 30 people and we would have had 2,000.

“I know people want to watch football and come August 9, we will be able to offer them that facility.

“I will be very surprised if we don’t top 654 on the opening day of the season.

“They will be watching Hereford United – it won’t be the Dog and Duck or whatever this team are calling themselves. It will be Hereford United.”

He questioned whether last season’s Conference campaign was a success.

“The team stayed up on the last day of the season,” said Nathan.

“You are talking about people hailed as heroes.

“You had a team that barely stayed in that division.”