HEREFORD have signed young midfielder Jack Holmes ahead of two homes league games.

The 21-year-old has joined the Bulls from Halesowen Town after the pacey midfielder impressed manager Josh Gowling.

Gowling said: “We’ve had an eye on Jack for a while now and he’s started the season exceptionally well, he can play in the 10 and wide and with only Harry (Pinchard) as a natural 10 for us it was the right time to bring an addition that will add goals to the squad.”

The Bulls will face Three Bridges in the third round qualifying of the FA Cup on Saturday, October 1, after their 1-0 victory over Bromsgrove Sporting.

The West Sussex side play in the Bostik Isthmian Football League South Division and have never reached the third qualifying round before.

They secured their home tie against Hereford with a 4-0 home victory against Lewes in their replay on Tuesday night.

First Hereford have back-to-back home matches as they host Blyth Spartans on Saturday Leamington the following Tuesday night.

“I’ve spoken to players before the game, I’ve been in teams that are consistent winners,” said Gowling.

“What you have in consistent winners is a group of players which always want to be that guy to win you the game.

“I thought today we had that in him, we had that in Ryan (McLean) and Zak (Lilly) ended up having a cameo role but had that header at the end to win us the game which is really pleasing.

“We’ve got to take this now and kick on. Our form in general is not horrendous but it’s not what we want and we know that.

“Have we got as many technical footballers in the team as what we had last year? Probably not but what we do have is a stronger group.

“It’s not quite gelled yet, but it’s coming. There are really good signs with every game that we play. We just want everybody to stick with us and give us that confidence that we can come here and win games.