HEREFORD FC have successfully negotiated a five-year lease with Herefordshire Council to ensure they can play football at Edgar Street.

The agreement and lease, to run from March 2015, is subject to contract and solicictors' final comment.

The news means that Hereford FC, formed in the wake of Hereford United being wound up, can register with the Football Association and ensure they can play at Edgar Street in time for next season.

Councillor Tony Johnson, leader of Herefordshire Council, said: "We are delighted to announce Hereford Football Club as the new tenants for the ground.

"The last few months have been fruaght, there has been great uncertainty over the future of the ground and I am personally extremely pleased that we have been able to put an end to that uncertainty.

"We hope that the historic supporters of the club will welcome the news and support Hereford Football Club with the same passion and fervour as Hereford United."

Giving their reaction, Jon Hale, from Hereford, and Chris Williams, chairman of Hereford United Supporters Trust (HUST), said: "We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Herefordshire Council for a short term lease to allow Hereford FC become the new tenants at Edgar Street.

"As a partnership, we'd like to thank the local community for its commitment to seeing football continue as this historic, much loved stadium and we look forward to building a strong relationship with our landlord as the club moves forward."