MIDFIELDER Jordan Nicholson says that competition for places is healthy for the Bulls squad after they made it three wins on the bounce in all competitions.

The 25-year-old’s fourth goal of the season was enough for the Bulls to record a fifth league win of the season against Kettering Town.

“I thought it was a tough game and we had to grind it out,” said Nicholson.

“I think we really disciplined throughout and it was good to get the three points. It’s all about momentum, winning games and that’s exactly what we’re doing at the minute.

“They (Kettering) have come here and are a tough team to play against but I thought our shape was much better and we got the points in the end.

“Everyone has got something to prove when there are new gaffers and changes about. They looked like they were up for it right from the very beginning but we dug deep and got three points.”

Speaking about his 68th minute goal, Nicholson said: “It was a nice finish.

“I’ll have to look back and see what it was like but it was a good one. It was a good pass by Brad (Ash), he put it in nice and early so I was able to open up and could have gone either way.

“I was always going on my left. If I pick up the ball in any pockets and if there is a chance to shoot, then I’ll definitely take it.

“The goalkeeper saved one or two but luckily that one went in and was a nice one.”

After a goalless first half the Bulls introduced Mike Symons and Bradley Ash prior to Nicholson's goal.

When asked what he thought was Hereford’s best strike force, Nicholson added: “It doesn’t bother me.

“You look throughout the team and we’ve got great depth no matter who plays. I’m just happy to be playing and doing well for the team.

“There is big competition but for a squad to be up there fighting for it that’s important. That’s exactly what we’ve got throughout all the boys who are not playing or not involved are all around us and it’s good to see."

When asked about the Bulls currently sitting close to their play-off ambition, Nicholson added: “Of course, we will take one game at a time, small blocks, but of course that’s the aim definitely.”