HEREFORD have added striker Victor Sodeinde to their side ahead of this weekend's trip to Darlington.

The Nottingham Forest under-23 striker has joined on an initial one month loan.

“Victor is a strong player, he can play in any of the three positions up top, he’s powerful, effective and very strong," said Hereford manager Russell Slade.

"He’s a bit different to what we’ve got here at the moment and I’m really looking forward to seeing what he can do for us."

The 19-year-old has experience of playing in the National League for Maidstone and has been playing in the under-23 league for Forest this season.

He told the Hereford FC website: “I’ve had a good start to the season at Nottingham Forest, we’re top of the U23 league, I scored recently so I’m in good form.

“I’m looking forward to getting going and seeing what I can achieve. 

 “I’ve played in the National League, so I know this sort of level. I adapted quickly whilst I was at Maidstone and I’m looking to adapt just as quickly here as well.

“I’m really looking forward to playing here, I trained with the lads last night, it was freezing cold, but it was a good session! I think I fitted in well, it’s a great group of lads.”

Describing his style of play Sodeinde added: “I like playing off the defender’s shoulder, getting in behind the back four and I like to think I’ve got a knack of scoring goals!”

Hereford head to 16th place Darlington on Saturday, a side who have won four of their seven league games.

Despite their league position Slade says it will be a tough test.

"We are looking forward to the challenge and every challenge is different," said Slade.

"This trip to the North East is going to be as tough as it gets."

Full-back Jarred Hodgkiss could return for the Bulls after missing the last seven matches.

After missing the trip to Southport, Jordan Nicholson is also back in the squad for the long trip.

"We didn't deserve to lose the last game and should have taken something out of it without a shadow of a doubt," added Slade.

"The positives were that we created the chances and should have scored more than two. We have got to get back into a defensive until when we lose the ball.

"We can't give away goals as easily as we did in the last two away games and that's it in a nut shell."

Slade said that last week's postponed match against Alfreton Town gave players a chance to recover.

He added: "What it has allowed us to do is to get one or two players closer to fitness like Jarred (Hodgkiss).

"Also Jack (Bodenham) wouldn't have played on Saturday due to an ankle problem.

"So a week away from it has given us an opportunity to get one or two closer to full fitness looking forward."

Loanees Sodeinde and Taylor Allen could both make their debuts at Darlington on Saturday.

"It's just a bit of a transition at the moment before things start to settle down a bit more but we will get there," added Slade.