HEREFORD's latest signing Krystian Pearce says he is a dominant centre-back who also likes to play football.

The 31-year-old who started at Birmingham City has played most of his career in the Football League making 192 appearances in five years for Mansfield Town.

He has also represented England at under-17 and under-19 levels but more recently played for Barbados.


Pearce was unavailable for Hereford's goalless draw against AFC Telford United but hopes to be involved against Spennymoor Town next weekend.

"I'm coming in to try and strengthen the team so hopefully I'll get the chance to do that," said Pearce.

"There's a lot of quality in the dressing room and obviously we haven't picked up the results we've wanted so far but it's a long season and we're confident we'll be able to put points on the board.

"I've got some experience behind me that I can hopefully utilise here.

"I'm looking to stake my claim for a starting birth. I like to see myself as a leader of the back-line.

"I would like to say I'm a dominant centre-back who likes to play. Hopefully I will fit in well here.

"Part of the reason I want to come here was that the gaffer made me feel wanted and he has a method of football that suits my style of play.

"We spoke at length about everything he's trying to do here and I was encouraged by that."