JAMES Bowen says he would love to stay with Hereford for the next few seasons and gain more promotions.

The 22-year-old is now in his third spell with the club after returning from Solihull Moors.

Bowen initially left the Bulls last October to link up with the National League outfit.

But a change of manager at Solihull saw Bowen not feature as much, so he made the decision to return to Hereford.

"I was playing games and doing quite well, but then the new manager came in and he wanted his players," said Bowen.

"He used me for a little bit, but he got a new left back in and I thought it was the right time to go and there's nowhere better than Hereford."

Bowen said it was a big decision for him to leave Edgar Street.

"I'm at that age now where I want to kick on and be at the highest level I can and I see it now that I can do that with Hereford," he said.

"I want to go up one or two more leagues with them if Beads obviously wants me here."

Bowen is predominately a left-back, but has played left midfield before, and it's that versatility that makes him a key player for Hereford.

"When I was 16 or 17 at youth level, I was actually a left winger but we had one incident when the left back got injured during the game and we had no other left-footed players in the team," explained Bowen.

"So he just dropped me back and after that, it's stuck ever since."

It was Bowen's cross that led to Keyon Reffell scoring the dramatic winning goal against Biggleswade Town last Saturday.

However, the Bulls struggled to break down a resolute defence for the majority of the game and Bowen says the team are getting used to sides upping their game against them.

"Every team wants to beat Hereford and the lower teams will come here and put in more effort because everyone wants to be in the position we are," he said.

"There is nothing better being here and playing in front of 2,000 to 2,500 and they see it as a buzz.

"And fair play to every team that has come here, they have played well."