MIDFIELDER Eliot Richards said he is happy to stay at Hereford FC next season if he is offered a deal at the club.

The 27-year-old, started his career at Bristol Rovers, before joining the Bulls from Merthyr Town in November 2017.

Speaking after Hereford’s 1-1 draw with AFC Telford United on Saturday about his season Richards said: “I was back in the middle today where I prefer playing rather than on the wing and I enjoyed myself today.

“It’s only five or six results if they went our way that we would be in that position (as Telford) but we’re not a million miles away and we know that.

“At the start of the season we had (Pete) Beadle and we was playing alright, he went and then it took a bit of time to get (Marc) Richards in.

“Some games we have played different styles and generally we’ve done a lot more analysis on the other teams under Richards.

“Each game as it comes we look at them and how we can nullify their good players but we’ve tried changed formation quite a lot and he has tinkered with it so hopefully in pre-season we can go in flying.”

When asked about what he has learned about the National North this season, Richards added: “It’s a big eye opener as all these teams are big, strong and athletic teams compared to last season where we dominated most of the games.

“This season it has been one goal in it but hopefully we can have a better year next year.

“For me personally I was out for 10 to 12 weeks with an injury so that kind of halted my season and I gradually got back into it towards the last part of the season and I’ve started playing well.

“I’ve had a few knocks and niggles and I’ve been carrying quite a few with my ankle so hopefully we can get to the end of the season and sort that out so I can make sure pre-season I’m 100 per cent.

“If there is the right deal and they want me to stay I’m more than happy too.”