HEREFORD midfielder Tom Owen-Evans feels that the Bulls' fortunes will turn after a 'disappointing' start.

The 24-year-old is in his third season with the Bulls but has had a slow start after catching Covid-19 during pre-season and then suffering a concussion injury in the opening match of the season.


"This season has been disappointing for me so far," said Owen-Evans.

"I had Covid at the start of pre-season so it took me a while to get back into the swing of things.

"And then on the first day of the season I picked up a concussion.

"It's been tough but I'm getting back into the swing of things now.

"I couldn't do anything for 10 days after the Farsley (Celtic) game so I was just sat at home not being able to do anything.

"The most I did was take the dog for a walk in 10 days. It was supposed to be a minimum of 19 days but I went in to Forest Green (Rovers) and saw a concussion specialist which sped up the process.

"So I lost some of my match sharpness and match fitness. I'm getting back on track now and hopefully I can push on and get closer to them targets."

The Bulls have made a host of signings during pre-season and Owen-Evans feels they are now strong than last season's FA Trophy finalists squad.

"I think we've got more dimensions to us this year," added Owen-Evans.

"Last year we didn't really have much pace in the team while this year you can see we've got players like Miles (Storey), Ryan (McLean) out wide and Zeli (Ismail) who are exciting attacking players that will get fans off the edge of their seats.

"I don't think we've been unlucky but we just need things to fall for us a bit more and once we do I think we'll be fine.

"We were in this situation last year where we were playing well in games but weren't quite getting results.

"Brandon (Hall) came into the team and then we went 13 games unbeaten.

"I can see it's disappointing for supporters as they want us to be challenging from the off.

"I'm still excited of what's to come this year. We're in a similar position to last year and you saw what happened we went on a run and beating teams above us.

"The bench is massive for a season, you need a good squad.

"You can't just have a good starting 11 and you saw at Wembley Hornchurch brought two players on who changed the game.

"Where as I think we didn't have that last year as a squad. We had a good bunch of boys but not a full squad who could come in and change games.

"I'm excited even though we've had a bad start for the season still.

"It's still early days and I think we can still achieve things."

Owen-Evans is yet to score his first goal this season but has set himself a target of 10 goals and as many assists.

"I always say I want double figures goals and double figures assists," he added.

"Last year I got nine in 21 and I had the same amount of assists.

"With a full season and without the league stopping I would like to think I'd have smashed that target."

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Owen-Evans was a staple of last season's squad but says that keeping a place in the Bulls starting side is tougher this season.

"There is quality in the number 10 where I like to play," he added.

"You have got Harry Pinchard and Maziar Kouhyar. Wide as well I played off the left last year.

"It's good, it's healthy competition and we're a lot more expansive this year and a lot more attacking."