HEREFORD FC have been cleared to play defender Krystian Pearce ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup clash at Lymington.

The central defender has yet to play for Hereford and was not allowed to play against AFC Telford United or Spennymoor Town.


That was due to a situation with Pearce not regarding Hereford before he arrived at the club.

A statement on the Hereford FC website said: “The FA have now given the Bulls the green light for him to sign and he is available to play.

“After signing for the Bulls on August 30 we are pleased to announce that the ongoing issues have been resolved and Krystian Pearce is clear to play for Hereford FC.

“The experienced centre back started his career at Birmingham city playing for their youth side until 2007 when he signed his professional contract. At this point he made a number of appearances for England’s youth side. 

“The defender played for clubs including Huddersfield, Notts County, Torquay united before moving to Mansfield Town. The Chief made over 190 appearances for the League 2 side. Pearce not only became captain of Mansfield Town but also a fan favourite for his reliable performances.  

“The Chief comes to the Bulls after playing 21 games in the second half of the season for Boreham Wood. The experienced centre back had made a career total of over 400 appearances.”

However, the Bulls faced a race against time to sign Pearce with manager Josh Gowling unsure if he would be registered on time this morning.

He said: