HEREFORD FC defender Clayton Fortune has admitted that it 'hasn't quite clicked' for him at Edgar Street.

The former Bristol City and Leyton Orient player joined the Bulls from Weston-super-Mare last November.

Fortune played in the 'Champions of Champions' match against Royston Town on Saturday, which Hereford won on penalties following a 0-0 draw.

But the Bulls back-line looked shaky on a number of occasions.

"We made mistakes and created pressure when we shouldn't have done," said Fortune.

"We tried to kick it long at times, but the wind was quite strong at times and the ball kept coming back.

"They set up well and pressed well.

"At times, if you want to go higher in football you need to play under pressure.

"We did do that at times and when we were able to get out, we created some opportunities.

"But we created their chances with sloppy play at the back by trying to play out.

"We tried a different system and maybe played from the back more than we usually do, but they're a good side.

"When I was younger, I was good on the ball and only became a centre-half as I got taller.

"But for some reason it hasn't quite clicked for me here and it was one of those games."

Fortune added that injuries has affected him this season.

"I don't know what it is, I just haven't been able to get going," he said.

"I've had a few injuries and haven't been able to train fully.

"I've had to get through it and we've won the league, which I'm happy about."

Hereford are set to go into the Southern Premier Division next season and Fortune believes the current crop of Bulls players will be able to make the step up.

"Not many have played at that level before, but they have got more than enough to play at a higher level," he said.

"They've got the right attitude and desire and ability.

"I believe in the team he [Pete Beadle] has got in there and the younger boys can play higher.

"The infrastructure and fan base is amazing and the lads in there are all hungry and want to play higher.

"There some good times ahead for Hereford.

"However I know the gaffer has got a tough decision to make now and a lot of lads deserve to stay because they got the club promoted."