FORMER Bulls defender Jordan Cullinane-Liburd says that he couldn't accept a deal to stay at Edgar Street due to the change in training programme.

Manager Josh Gowling has announced his side plan to change their training schedule ahead of the new season with the squad training in the daytime instead of the evenings.

Cullinane-Liburd, who joined the Bulls in the title winning Evo-Stik Southern Premier 2017/18 season, said that it wasn't viable for him to stay with Hereford because of his day job in insurance.

"I knew what the intentions were straight away with training so I was waiting to see what the budget was and whether I could justify staying as my contract was up already," said Cullinane-Liburd.

"I had offers (from elsewhere) given to me so I was just waiting as I would have loved to stay.

"At the end of the season a lot of players were still in contract so we were still preparing for the season to continue.

"We still had our fitness plans and doing what Josh (Gowling) asked us. After the league stopped and our contracts ran out we didn't hear much and other clubs were making signings.

"With Gowling taking over I said when he took over that he was happy to stay if he wanted me.

"Gowling was happy or me to stay and on the season finishing I had the understanding I was going to be there next season.

"Unfortunately a change of training, my job and what I was offered I had to turn it down.

"I've got a job and a career at the end of the day and I'm not going to be able to get that wage from football. It's not the end of the world and I'm not going to be playing (paid) football until the end of my life.

"Training in the morning is more specific. People have to realise I'm working in a job where I'm paid more than playing football so I would have to be compensated in terms of going full-time.

"Some of the lads if they are still part-time will probably still stay but some people will have to look for somewhere else to stay."

Cullinane-Liburd said that the uncertainty around football at the moment has been difficult for both clubs and players.

Some clubs have offered players contracts for the coming season while others have awaited to see when football will re-commence and what crowds will be allowed before making offers to players.

"There was uncertainty about next season's contracts and some lads left previously because of that," added Cullinane-Liburd.

"As players there has been a lot of uncertainty with how much funding clubs would have behind them.

"For some people football is their job and they need to look at it before as they were running out of money so they started looking at other options."