GREYHOUND have welcomed the move to increase the size of their league to 12 sides ahead of the new season.

The Midlands League has combined the North and South divisions at the bottom step of the pyramid to make a 12-team Midlands Five West (South) league.

They will face the likes of Bishops Castle, Redditch and Stourport next season.

Ben Bennett, one of the directors at Greyhound, says that the increase in matches will keep players interested.

"There will be more game time so we are really looking forward to it," said Bennett.

"Our heads are really up and our goal is promotion. When the league was six teams we didn't get enough match time and had between three and four weeks between games. Clubs were losing players because the interest wasn't there and it was hard to keep them interested.

"Now we will be playing every other week plus cup matches."

Hereford will once again play in Midlands One West where they will meet Ludlow, Stourbridge Lions, Whitchurch and Worcester amongst others.

Ledbury remain in Midlands Three West (South) where they will be targetting promotion this term.

In Midlands Four West (South) Bromyard will face Tenbury along with Harbury, Pershore, Upton on Severn and others.

Meanwhile following back-to-back promotions Ross-on-Wye will once again play in the South West structure.