THE agent of Hereford FC defender Jordan Culinane-Liburd has criticised those running the Edgar Street club.

Matthew Halford wrote a letter to the Hereford Times in which he attacks the board for a lack of investment in the playing budget.

Claiming that 'confidence can manifest itself into arrogance and arrogance can delude', Halford believes this led to a thinking that 'consecutive promotions are sustainable going into new leagues without having to increase budgets'.

"While fans and players are best placed to feel confident, at board level, there should be due diligence conducted at all times," he said.

"It is clear that the board have been overwhelmingly arrogant and somewhat disrespectful to the National League North, in thinking Hereford would find success without having to equip the manager with the necessary tools to cope in such a league."

Halford criticised the board's dismissal of Peter Beadle who had "spearheaded" the Bulls to consecutive promotions.

"Unlike some managers, Peter was heavily invested in Hereford FC and despite being underpaid and clearly undervalued, he pushed ahead with dogged determination to make this team and the budget work," Halford added.

"A teams form can vary, no matter what level. Differences of opinion clash at every club, no matter the level.

"Hereford is no different and the moment the ship appeared to go through some rough waters, they snapped off the rudder, to allow it to float into dangerous waters.

"Like any structure, the buck stops at the top and that's the board.

"I feel bitterly disappointed for the fans with what has occurred and I urge them to vote with their voices and feet. "Hereford is a sleeping giant and needs to be awoken by the right people.