HEREFORD FC are asking fans to help raise £6,000 towards work repairing the Edgar Street pitch.

The Bulls have been without any match income since their last home game on February 29.

A usual pitch renovation over the summer is not taking place this off-season as the club has 'halted all but essential spending'.

A statement on the club's website said: "This means that no renovations have started and the pitch is beginning to look a little sorry for itself thanks to the limited work and the extremely dry weather through May."

Groundsman Ben Bowen and Highground Maintenance have outlined a plan of works to bring the pitch up to scratch for when football restarts.

However, the club is not currently in a position to fund this work, with a total cost of around £7,500.

Club Secretary Martin Watson has secured a grant of £1,500 towards the pitch through the Football Foundation’s Pitch Preparation Fund, leaving £6,000 outstanding.

The statement added: "We know our supporters appreciate Ben’s work and the quality of the pitch, and now we would like our supporters to assist Ben in producing another pitch to be proud of by donating to our new Pitch Maintenance Fund."

The club has launched a 'Pitch Maintenance Fund' which is open now and you can donate by CLICKING HERE

Donations can also be made via cheque, which can also be posted to the club.

The club are planning to produce a special digital programme on the Edgar Street pitch to commemorate the fundraising.

Every donator will have their name in the programme, while those donating £50 or more will be entered into a draw to win one of a number of special Hereford FC experiences in the coming season.

These experiences will include being a 'Director for the Day' at a match, mascot packages, and joining the manager for a pre-match chat in his office before a game.