HEREFORD pulled defender Ben Pollock from their starting team at the last minute ahead of their FA Trophy tie against Kidderminster Harriers.

The central defender also missed last Saturday’s game against Chester after suffering a migraine and had a headache on Friday leading to Hereford pulling him out of their side.


“It was a difficult one,” said Bulls manager Josh Gowling.

“He trained this week and then it was brought to our attention that he had a headache yesterday (Friday). Today he told us that.

“I’m not going to risk any players first and foremost. Yes it’s football and we love it and it’s our passion but he’s a human being and you’ve got to make sure he’s right.

“So from my point of view it was a no. I couldn’t stand here and speak to his parents in the face if he has gone and headed a ball and then we don’t see him again.

“So I made that decision. He wanted to play but I have said no. He needs to get right to be ready for Tuesday.

“He is going to be assessed. He went to the hospital today to get a double check-up and they said that he’s okay.

“Until he’s back playing with no symptoms then he won’t be available for selection.”