HEREFORD are to appeal Ryan McLean’s red card after the youngster scored the winner before being sent off late in their 1-0 victory against AFC Telford United.

McLean’s 16th minute goal separated the sides in a fiery encounter in which referee Richard Aspinall gave both sides a host of yellow cards before giving the Hereford forward his marching orders for a professional foul with five minutes left on the clock.

“I don’t know how many yellow cards we’ve got,” said Hereford manager Josh Gowling who was also booked for appealing a decision.

“Ryan (McLean) has got a red, we’ve watched it back and it’s never a red card. It’s a professional foul and yellow card at most.

“He’s given Jordan (Thompson) a yellow card for picking the ball up, Orrin (Pendley) a yellow for I don’t know what.

“He’s given Luke (Haines) a yellow when it’s either a penalty to us or play on and he’s given a free-kick to them. That’s life.”

The Bulls were up against a bottom Telford side under new manager Kevin Wilkin who threw everything at their visitors.

However, a combination of Brad Wade saves and a stubborn Hereford defence held firm and gave Gowling’s side a seventh win of the season.

“I don’t think that we’ve ever played Telford and it be a comfortable game or a footballing game,”

“It was probably at the moment a bit of a vintage away Hereford performance. What we did do was competed, stood up to the ball in the box and I thought Brad (Wade) made some excellent saves.

“Overall we needed a bit more quality in possession at times to make the pitch bigger and play, but when you come away from home have a clean sheet and win 1-0 you’ll take it.

The Bulls brought in Callum Rowe ahead of the game with the former Aston Villa youngster who is used to playing full-back started as a holding midfielder.

“We got Rowe in for a reason,” added Gowling.

“He can play centre midfield and he can play full-back. Latty (Thierry-Fairweather) has gone off again with his hamstring that means that Callum can fill in there.

“We just seem to be getting injuries at the moment. Mark Derricott has got an opportunity now, he has come on today and it shows our trust in him and what he has done in training.

“We’ve stuck him in the middle of the park as a 19-year-old defender, he has won his battles, he has tackled, talked and got us over the line.”