NEW Hereford signing Lenell John-Lewis is confident that playing regularly will help him find scoring form for the Bulls.

The 30-year-old striker suffered an ACL injury last January while playing for Shrewsbury Town before being released by the League One club last month.

He made his Bulls debut in the 2-2 draw with Southport on Saturday playing a role in the first of two injury time goals.

“I thoroughly enjoyed it, it’s been a while for me to get minutes,” said John-Lewis.

“It’s been a physical game and I didn’t expect anything less. I played in the Conference for two-and-a-half years so I’m very much used to it (the physicality) and I like putting myself about.

“My Mrs won’t if I get cuts and bumps so for me it’s nothing new.

“I haven’t played much this season so it was good to dust the cobwebs off a little bit, to get 90 minutes under my belt and then kick on from there.”

When John-Lewis last played in the Conference for Grimsby in the 2014-15 campaign the striker scored 20 goals in 47 appearances.

When asked what can get him scoring to that level again? John-Lewis added: “Playing regularly to be honest that’s simply it.

“I know for a fact I’ll get chances and I had a couple today and in my book I should have scored. That’s my confidence and belief, I will keep getting chances and I will score goals.”

Previously John-Lewis has played alongside interim manager Josh Gowling at Grimsby. He has also played with Tommy O’Sullivan and Tom Owen-Evans at other clubs.

John-Lewis has previously played league football with Lincoln City, Bury and Newport County.

He was signed by Shrewsbury Town in May 2017, making 44 league appearances and scoring three goals during his time with the Shropshire club.

When asked about the difference between moving from full-time to part-time football?

John-Lewis added: “For me the professional that I am I’ll be working every day, I’m used to it so that’s what I’ll be doing.

“I thrive for a match-day and thoroughly enjoyed it today.

When asked if he would consider a permanent move to Hereford?

The striker added: “I wouldn’t be here otherwise, but I’ve got to impress and hopefully I can do that and we will see what happens.

“It’s a big club with a very big fanbase and I knew that coming in. I know Josh (Gowling) and his aspirations.

“I know that behind the scenes it’s a very good set-up especially at this level and I was very surprised. For me going forwards if we can keep winning games and I impress then we’ll see what happens.

“I haven’t played a lot recently, I want to get minutes under my belt, I want to score goals and do well for the club.”