HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling says he is looking to sign another striker- but they must have the right attitude.

Joey Butlin made his Bulls debut playing as a lone striker in Hereford’s 1-0 win over Leamington in the FA Trophy on Saturday.

Following the departure of marksman Lenell John-Lewis the Bulls manager said he would like to make another addition to the squad.

We’d like to bring in another front man if we can but obviously having that negotiation when there’s a chance the league might not start it’s difficult, said Gowling.

“Lenell (John-Lewis) left and we could have easily sat around and thought the league isn’t going to start but we’ve brought somebody in.

“We’ve been active, we always look for players anyway and have a list of players we would like. Finances obviously dictate that but we’ve earmarked Joey (Butlin) and he’s come in now and we’d like to bring in another one.

“It does free up a bit of money (John-Lewis leaving), we want lads here who are committed to the football club, to me and to the squad.

“The 15 that are out there today are committed to the cause. If there the lads we want, if there’s none out there like that they won’t be coming in.

“I’ll speak to the lads that we look to bring in, if they’ve got the right attitudes they’ll be here, if not we’re happy with what we’ve got.”

Gowling had praise for striker Butlin and said there is much more to come from the former Chasetown player.

Hereford Times: Joey Butlin. Picture: Steve Niblett/Hereford FCJoey Butlin. Picture: Steve Niblett/Hereford FC

“The way we play, we’ve got a man in the pocket and two wide-men who put a lot of work in so we need someone who can hold the ball and link play up,” Gowling added.

“I thought he was excellent today coming in at this level. He has been two leagues below but he’s come and put a 90-minute shift in, holding it up chase lost causes and bringing the lads into play.

“He was excellent and for me the man of the match today.

“There is so much more to come from him but to put in 90 minutes today when he hasn’t played that long is really impressive.

“If you put the ball into him it sticks. He’s like a wall, it just sticks to him. That’s what we’ve got to do more of, we could have played between the lines and on the floor into him actually quite a few times but we turned it down at times.”