HEREFORD are looking for a replacement goalkeeper for their trip to Alfreton Town on Saturday due to an injury to shot stopper Brad Wade.

Wade, aged 22, has been the first choice goalkeeper for the Bulls in their opening five league games but suffered a shoulder injury while making a diving save in their 3-1 defeat by Gloucester City on Monday.

Despite being in serious pain due to his injury Wade played the last 32 minutes of the match with no substitute goalkeeper available.

“The save was unbelievable and you won’t see a better save than that in a long time,” said Hereford manager Josh Gowling.

“I think the goal has got in his way with the momentum. I think he’s caught his elbow the wrong side and he’s in a lot of pain.

“We’ve got a game coming up on Saturday and we obviously love going to Alfreton without a goalkeeper (a loan goalkeeper also played for Hereford there last season).

“He’s probably not going to be fit for Alfreton so that’s something we’re going to have look at and get sorted.

“I’ve said to the players I’d have 11 of him, he’s done his elbow like that, he’s strapped it up and got on with it.

“We need to have more grit and desire like him to go and get a result and win a game of football.”

Hereford head to Alfreton after back-to-back league defeats. Meanwhile, their hosts are unbeaten with two wins and three draws from their opening five games.

“We’ve got to have more desire against an Alfreton side who are completely a long ball, second ball team,” added Gowling.

“We need to have that desire to pick those things up and win your individual duels. The lads have been told that, they know that so need to go into training on Thursday and make sure we start putting these errors to bed.”