AFTER waiting a month for international clearance Marlon Jackson finally pulled on a Hereford FC shirt during their draw against Truro City.

The 27-year-old striker was released by Newport County in the summer and has been training with the Bulls since the start of the month but unable to play.

"It has been really frustrating as I got signed up straight away but waiting for the clearance was going on and on,” said Jackson

"I've been here for four weeks and waiting that long to finally get on the pitch which I did today which felt amazing.

"Obviously with pre-season being done it has been four or five months since I've played competitive football which is a lot different so it just felt good to be out there.

"That long a time without a game I'm just getting back into it, with more games and more minutes my performances will go up.

"I like to play as the main striker through the middle and today we went with two with Harry (White) up there which is a good partnership.

Jackson played for Hereford United in the 2012/13 season before moving to a host of clubs before most recently being frustrated by a lack of match-time at Newport.

"I've been here before and a lot is the same but obviously we don't train as much as before but the GPS systems, protein and recovery is professional as Newport was which is brilliant and why I came because it really is a professional club and will get back there,” added Jackson.

"It was very frustrating at Newport as I was training well but not playing but coming down here the main thing is the play, my clearence came through yesterday and I've been put straight in the team.

"Everybody wants to be playing and scoring goals.”