HEREFORD striker Demetri Brown is set to return to action after an injury suffered in pre-season.

The 25-year-old striker scored 13 goals from 28 starts for Worcester City last season.

However, after signing for the Bulls in February the season was curtailed.

Brown played his part in pre-season before suffering an injury at Chippenham Town.

Hereford manager Josh Gowling says Brown is now ready for competitive action.

"The phantom has been training and is back out there so will be in contention on Saturday," said Gowling.

"I've been at clubs and it's difficult sometimes. You get a period in your career where you just seem to pick up injury after injury and niggle after niggle.

"He's just been unfortunate to be honest. The injury he got at Chippenham it was a freak injury where the goalkeeper has landed on him and he's buckled his knee.

"We were really worried and concerned about his knee because of the pain he had.

"He has been back training and looking sharp which is a really positive thing.

"He's such a great lad. It's frustrating for us and the fans that they haven't seen him but he's itching to get out there and play.

"Hopefully fans will get to see him playing in an actual competitive game."

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