BULLS legend Ryan Green says that Hereford FC will always be in his heart as he prepares to say farewell at his testimonial match against a Wolves under-23 side next Wednesday.

He has moved across the city and signed for Westfields for their forthcoming Hellenic League Premier Division campaign.

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

He scored the winning extra-time 2006 play-off winning goal against Halifax Town to send Hereford United into the Football League.

Green was also a key part of Pete Beadle's side which won three league titles in three years and a FA Vase final appearance at Wembley.

"I want to say thanks to the fans really as they have been absolutely fantastic through thick and thin," said Green.

"It has been one hell of a journey, it has been absolutely unbelievable.

"I've always given 100 per cent for the club. I've been given a red card a few times due to my passion for the badge and I always want to win.

"I have so much respect for the Hereford fans who have supported them through thick and thin.

"It will always be a club in my heart."

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.

However, Green has returned to competitive football after signing last week for Westfields.

He played during Saturday's pre-season friendly 4-3 defeat at Kidlington.

Aidan Thomas, Joe Bates and Richard Greaves were all on target for the visiting Fields.

"I had quite a few offers but with a young family I didn't want to play too far away, Green added.

"I know (Phil) Glover from my time in Hereford along with a few players.

"Westfields are a nice little club who have got ambitions to get promoted and I want to do a job in helping them achieve that.

"I didn't want to travel back too late and playing for Westfields I will be home most Saturdays at 7pm and not away too early.

"It's good to start playing again and I'm looking forward to season now.

"We have got an exciting squad and were playing a team from the league above and matched them.

"So it will work for both parties. There are a couple of new faces and they are looking to get a few more players in.

"They (Westfields) have always had a decent midfield and attack but they need to start tightening their defence.

"I want to help them keep clean sheets and tighten things up.

"They also needed somebody to help organise the back four and they were a bit naive at times last season."

After beginning his career a trainee at Wolves, after already earning a Wales full international cap.

Speaking about his experiences as a youth at the club, Green added: "I was playing for Cardiff City schoolboys and Wales under-15s at the time when several teams came in for me.

"There was Manchester United and some big clubs but I went for Wolves.

"I was blown away by their set-up there and it is one hell of a club.

"You could see how good the youth were there at the time as 11 of my age group made it professional including Joleon Lescott, Matt Murray and Keith Andrews.

"That definitely made it a high level and it was a credit to the club for bringing them in. I know the youth team now are very good as they gave Hednesford Town a good beating recently and won their league.

"It will be a big test but good for everybody."

Green made his senior debut in 1998 in a First Division victory against Sheffield United at Molineux.

Green was given an extended run in the first team during the start of the 2000/01 season, but in October received a red card at rivals West Bromwich Albion.

He didn't start for the first team again and had eight starts and four substitute appearances for the club.

"Playing for the first team was one hell of a game but then I tore a ligament which put me out for a few months," Green added.

"I was sent off against West Brom which didn't really help either.

"The West Brom game was an unbelievable atmosphere, I was 18 years-old and had fans spitting at you.

"That was part and parcel of a local derby. I was sent off for two silly yellow cards. One should have been but the other one was a little unfortunate.

"When Dave Jones came in at Wolves (as manager) he had different players and I was sent on loan to Torquay United and then Millwall and that was the end of me at Wolves.

"My whole time at Wolves helped turn me into a man."