JORDAN Cullinane-Liburd is having talks with Hereford FC about staying next season and a defensive partnership with Josh Gowling could persuade him to stay.

The 23-year-old centre half has been contracted with Hereford FC until the end of this season after joining from Rushall Olympic in January 2018.

When asked about his future for next season, Cullinane-Liburd said: “We’ve had talks at the moment anyway so we will have to see come the end of the season where things go from there.

“We are looking to build for next season at the moment and we will see exactly where everything is going to go.

“I’m happy and I’ve got a good relationship with (Josh) Galvin. We get along and he is one of my mates at the club. We have fun, it’s good to have someone next to you that you can play with and have a laugh with as well.

“We have got a good bond since he came in. The first few weeks it was him and Harvey (Smith), but after that I got my place and we showed that me and him can play together.”

Cullinane-Liburd was prominent during Hereford’s 1-1 draw with play-off chasing AFC Telford United on Saturday and said that his side’s defensive plan worked.

“It was good in the first half as we were all over them as we had a game plan before we came out and stuck to it and it worked out for us,” he added.

“The second half we didn’t play to it as much and I think the heat was getting to a lot of the lads and we started to struggle a little bit and tried to get it down as much as possible.

“When you’re running out of energy there is only so much of chasing the ball down that you can do. It was a good performance at the end of the day against a good team and there are more than likely going to get in the play-offs so it shows we can play against those teams.

“We knew that one likes to come short and we know they like to run it behind also. It sort of played to our strengths as (Josh) Gowling likes to go in close and I don’t mind running in behind and following the strikers.

“I don’t think we were too phased by them today to be honest and I think we stifled them out. In the second half it was one of those goals again and we need to stop it.

“It was just a miss-communication and that’s what it is. When things like that stop we will be conceding less goals.

“A lot of the time they were trying to get free-kick and whip balls in but it only takes one sometimes to score.

“We matched them up the whole game and they didn’t cause us problems apart from that one time.

“I think we show that next season if we build on what we’ve got now we should be a challenging team.

With games against Altrincham Town (Monday) and Boston United (next Saturday) remaining Cullinane-Liburd said the Bulls have still got targets.

“The pressure has come off but we do want to keep on getting performances as we have got an ambitious target of where we want to be,” he added

“There is no reason why we can’t keep performing against the teams that are up there.”