TOM Owen-Evans said he was ‘buzzing’ to be back playing for Hereford FC in his favoured attacking midfield role under new interim player/coach Josh Gowling.

After being recalled from a loan spell at Chippenham Town by the Bulls earlier in the week the 22-year-old slotted home an injury time penalty to earn a 1-1 draw against Curzon Ashton.

“I’m buzzing to be back here first and foremost and with the situation today I’m buzzing to get a result out of the game which I think we deserved,” said Owen-Evans.

“I wanted it (the penalty) I know I have already missed a couple this year but I had the confidence and believe in myself to score it.

“Gowling said to me before the game: Do you I want the penalty? And I said 100 per cent I wanted that responsibility.”

When asked what he needs to replicate his form from last season? Owen-Evans added: “I want to be playing consistently in games and in a position where I can get forward and show the ability that I’ve got to get in the box, score and create goals.

“It’s just about me sort of playing consistently. If I’m playing consistently and, in a position where I can affect games more then hopefully that ability will come through.”

Owen-Evans said that his favourite position is as an attacking midfielder sitting behind the strikers.

“That’s where I like to be play and feel comfortable playing,” added Owen-Evans.

“I can play in other positions and do a job in other positions, but I think I have more of an affect on the game playing higher up.

“When I was playing previously here it was a 4-4-2 and I was centre midfield and I can do a job in there but I’m not playing to my strengths.

“We had Ben (Pollock) sitting behind me and Tommy (O’Siullivan) today which gave us a licence to go forward until the sending off.”

Owen-Evans said he jumped at the chance to re-join the Bulls under new player/coach Gowling.

He added: “It’s nice to feel wanted and he rang me Monday night to talk about recalling me before it happens.

“It came a bit out of the blue as I hadn’t spoken to anyone at the club since I left.

“He asked would you want to come and play for me? I said 100 per cent. I think he’s got all the attributes to be a good coach and you can see today the boys put everything in and I think even with 10 men we had control of the game.

“Hopefully this will spur us on and start our season from now. It’s a lot more positive and everyone is feeling almost a bit refreshed. Everyone is coming here today, buzzing and looking forward to it.

“Gowling said to us to go out there and play with freedom, press the life out of them and go and give the fans something to cheer about.

“Hopefully the fans saw that everyone has put a shift in and are working hard. We have got a good footballing team and players who are good enough to do it, to pass the ball, be creative and play with freedom.

“I think you’ve seen that in the opening 15 to 20 minutes today, obviously it’s a bit tougher when you’ve got 10 men and we probably could have played more but you can see there is a change of philosophy and we’re trying to play the ball rather than hit it long.

“It’s a turning point and we said we want to start our season today. I think with our performance we deserved something out of the game but getting a result in the end with ten men gives us confidence.

“We can carry on with the freedom we have been given by Gowling to hopefully shoot up the table now with performances.”