A FORWARD wants to show Hereford FC fans what he can do after a season spent on the sidelines.

Pa Sulay Njie did not make a league start during his first season at the club but did feature in Herefordshire County Cup ties.

The 29-year-old signed for Hereford on non-contract terms in October after returning Turkey playing for Hatayspor the previous season.

Despite being limited in match time last season Njie has been invited back to pre-season training and is keen to show his ability to Hereford fans.


“It’s been a disappointing season personally for me because I haven’t played much,” said Njie.

“When I came back from Turkey I was at Walsall for a bit and then joined Hereford.

“Ideally I would have liked to have played some games as well, I’ve been training and keeping fit.

“I’ve had a couple of injuries in my time here as well, every time I come back I get a little niggle but I’m fine now anyway.

“This has probably been my worst season ever, being in a team and not being able to play.

“I’ve been waiting for my chance and the gaffer keeps asking me to be patient which I have been.

“I’ve only played once in the league which isn’t enough for me, I really wanted to play a lot more.

“I really did want more opportunities to play but the gaffer didn’t want to change the team that much to be honest.

“At the same time I didn’t help myself as I was always not 100 per cent right.

“Now I’m just looking at my options. I’d love to come back to Hereford and play.

“I definitely want to come back and have a chance pre-season and take it from there.

“If not I’ll have to find somewhere where I’ll get regular game time and prove myself.

“I would love to show what I can do for the Hereford fans. They haven’t seen the best of me.

“Hopefully I can show what I can do in pre-season.”

Njie says his best position is as a number 10 but has also played on the right side of midfield winger.

Last season he competed with the likes of Tom Owen-Evans, Maziar Kouhyar, Miles Storey, Ryan McLean and Harry Pinchard for a place in the Bulls side.

“Tom (Owen-Evans has done a very good job in that position and I don’t think he’s missed a game,” added Njie.

“He’s difficult to replace and Miles (Storey) as well. Even though I haven’t been playing we all learn from each other every day in football, training and improving.

“Every player has their ideal position but sometimes it’s very difficult when all the players are fantastic players.

“It was never going to be an easy challenge to get them out of the team.”

Njie has previously played internationally for Gambia and says that playing regular first team football is key to getting selected again.

“I had the chance to play for my national team in the African Cup of Nations,” added Njie.

“They were monitoring me but because I didn’t play enough I didn’t make the squad.

“If I want to get back into my national team squad I can only do that by playing regularly.

“I want to make the next African Cup of Nations which is early next year.”