MIDFIELDER Giles Coke returned to training along with the Hereford squad ahead of their FA Trophy game with Stamford which will now take place on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old had Covid-19 symptoms the day after Hereford played at Kidderminster Harriers leading to the Bulls being placed into isolation for 10 days.

However, he returned to training with the rest of the squad on Thursday ready for the FA Trophy tie.

"He trained today, he's fine," said Gowling.

"Speaking to him about it, he didn't feel great for two days and after that he felt perfectly fine.

"He's a fit, healthy and trained really well today and looked good.

"Everyone else is fine. It was really a precaution.

"Giles had symptoms on the Sunday, we didn't train on the Monday just because the lads had a pretty hectic festive period so we thought a day off would be good.

"So the lads weren't around Giles anyway. I know it's a 48-hour period and they were around him on the Saturday.

"He got symptoms on the Sunday so we just thought as a football club to do the right thing, precautionary measures were to self-isolate everyone, let the league know and completely shut everything down.

"It was the right decision as everyone seems to be fine and Giles is back now.

"It's about making sure all our lads are fine."

The break has allowed the Bulls to get players back fit after a busy festive period.

"Ben (Pollock) is back in training which is good to see," added Gowling.

"Kennedy (Digie) and Dan (Jones) are not far away and apart from that we have got no other injury concerns.

"We've been in lockdown for a period but I've got some great staff with me and a great dressing room.

"We've adapted and have been doing some online and Zoom sessions.

"Which has seen some of the boys doing some very strange exercises in their front rooms.

"It is what it is, we've had to adapt to keep fit and monitor Giles (Coke) to make sure he's okay."

Loanee Luke Haines is also available.