VETERAN defender and Hereford legend Ryan Green is planning to return to competitive action for a new club this coming season.

After making 11 appearances for the Bulls last season Green took a break from the game in December and completed a scouting role for the rest of the season.

Green is now looking to return to competitive action away from Edgar Street

He said: "I'm looking to get fit and trying to speak to clubs for next season.

"I have given myself another year or maybe two as it would be good to play until I'm 40, but I will see where I am at and how my body is feeling.

"I have enjoyed it (the scouting role) but playing is what I know best and whilst I'm still good I want to continue.

"I have been looking at National South or North or maybe the Welsh Premier Division or lower. I will see what comes up. I have had a couple of chats and hope to have something in the next couple of weeks."

A Wolverhampton Wanderers under-23 side will visit Hereford on July 24 (7.45pm ko) for a pre-season friendly against the Bulls first team with Green set to make a 'cameo appearance' to mark his testimonial.

Despite Wolves having a home Europa League second qualifying round tie the following evening Green is hopeful that the visiting side may include some first team players.

Green, aged 38, played 397 games for Hereford, under the old and phoenix clubs, during three stints.

After beginning his career a trainee at Wolves, Green made his senior debut in 1998 after already earning a Wales full international cap.

He went on to play for a host of league sides but made his most appearances during spells at Hereford.

"It will be good as Wolverhampton is where my career began and they taught me everything I know during my five years there," said Green.

"So to face the club where it all started is fantastic. Hereford is the club that is in my heart so to have a testimonial is a privilege.

"It will be my last competitive game and so I'm looking forward to it and I will be getting as fit as possible for the game.

"I have played 397 games for Hereford, it would have been nice to get to 400 but never mind.

"It will be an emotional game and a good send off for myself and the fans."

Looking back at his career at Edgar Street the defender looks back fondly at the first year of the phoenix club.

He added: "I have had some unbelievable times at the club and it has been fantastic.

"Obviously the play-offs under Hereford United but also the Wembley experience as Hereford FC although the result wasn't brilliant.

"That first year to get to that stage and to take all them fans was brilliant. I enjoyed the Midlands Premier as it was a tough league and one fond memory was Alvechurch away in the mud and rain on a horrible pitch.

"We knew that if we won then we would win the league from there."