STRIKER Michael Bakare was told to 'play freely' on his Bulls debut leading to his second half goal in their 2-0 win over Brackley Town.

The 34-year-old forward signed on a 'short-term' deal from Welsh Premier League side Connah’s Quay Nomads where he has scored 30 goals during a three-year spell and made over 80 appearances.

His previous sides include Macclesfield, Southport, Welling, Dover and Tonbridge Angels.

"He found the first half difficult in the sense of how we want our wide players to play," said Hereford manager Josh Gowling.

"With the press and patterns of play we want to do. He's not been with us long and you could see his mind ticking a little bit.

"I said to him at half-time to just be free. We've got all these things but he hasn't been in long and these lads have been doing this for months.

"He was a bit freer in the second half, he got his goal and set-up Chris (Camwell's) goal as well."

Also making his Bulls debut in the second half was loanee forward Ryan McLean.

The 21-year-old joined from Newcastle Town where he has scored nine goals in 10 games this season.

"Ryan come on and he's a bit of a roadrunner," added Gowling.

"We've know about Ryan for a while and we've got him in now.

"He'll be a pleaser, the fans will really love him. He works hard and is an honest boy.

"You can see his pace. He's got pace in abundance. He's lively, he wants to run at people.

"He's a confident boy as well that's why he's got the number he's got (number nine shirt).

"He was after that number. He was two leagues below but we think we can develop him and push him forwards.

"I really think we've got a really good player on our hands."