MIDFIELDER Kane Thompson-Sommers impressed the Bulls manager enough playing against Hereford that Josh Gowling signed him for the forthcoming season.

Thompson-Sommers, aged 21, played against Hereford while on trial for a Cardiff City XI last month. After the game manager Gowling approached the versatile midfielder who signed just days before their season opening draw with Spennymoor Town.

Despite only have a few training sessions with the squad before making his debut Thompson-Sommers impressed.

“I know Darren Purse from Cardiff (under-23 coach) and I had a chat with him after the game (friendly against Hereford),” said Gowling.

“Kane was somebody I was really impressed with so I had a chat to him about it. We wanted to bring a midfielder in anyway, we had Olu (Durojaiye) in and Jethro (Hanson) who was in on trial.

“We were going to bring one more in, whether that was a number eight or defensive centre midfielder.

“When he (Thompson-Sommers) became available he can play both roles so we then brought Jethro in as well.

“He has trained two or three times with us so has still got to get to grips with what we are asking of him. His quality shone through and he’s a class act.”

Departing from Edgar Street before playing a competitive match was Olumide Durojaiye who had his contract terminated by mutual consent last week.

Durojaiye failed to impress manager Gowling during pre-season matches and when Thompson-Sommers became available a decision was made.

“We had a long chat about it in pre-season,” added Gowling.

“He’s had a few games in pre-season and I just felt that something wasn’t clicking and he felt the same.

“So we parted was amicably. I really wanted Olu (Durojaiye) to do well because he’s a great kid and he wanted to do well.

“Unfortunately we didn’t have the time to wait for him to get fully fit. When you’ve got somebody like Kane (Thompson-Sommers) available. Do we keep Olu or bring Kane in, on today’s performance we probably made the right decision.”