HEREFORD skipper Jared Hodgkiss is leaving after an agreement between himself and manager Paul Caddis couldn’t be reached. 

The 36-year-old made over 100 league appearances for the Bulls over four seasons and was the longest serving member of last season’s squad. 

Bulls’ manager Paul Caddis has been in discussions with Hodgkiss since the end of last season, but the club has now confirmed that he will leave the club. 

Caddis told the club’s website: “I have continued discussions with various players since the end of the season and can now confirm that Jared Hodgkiss will be leaving the club.   

“While Jared and I had detailed discussions about a possible player coach role, an agreement which suited both parties could not be reached.  

“Jared heads for pastures new with the best wishes of everyone at Edgar Street as I know he has been a great servant, an excellent captain and a whole-hearted competitor for our club.  

“We are sure he’ll secure himself a deal elsewhere and we wish him all the very best for the future.” 

Goalkeeper Dale Eve was invited to return for pre-season training with Hereford, but has now signed for Alvechurch. 

Visser will re-join former Hereford goalkeeping coach Neil Reeves at the Southern League Premier Division Central club. 

Young goalkeeper Seb Osment joined Hereford last season and was also in negotiations with Caddis about continuing his development with the Bulls. 

However, the club have confirmed that he will also leave. Caddis added: “I can also confirm that young goalkeeper, Seb Osment, will be moving on.  

“I had offered him non-contract terms to continue his development here, but he has decided to look at potential opportunities at other football clubs and we hope he finds himself a good option for next season.”

Meanwhile, Ryan McLean and Jack Evans are in talks with clubs higher up the football pyramid and could also leave the club.

Aaron Amadi-Holloway is contracted for next season but is also considering his options.

Caddis added: “I can confirm that we have accepted an offer from a Step One club for Ryan McLean.

“We had activated a clause in Ryan’s contract for another year here and would be delighted if he remains here, but he is keen to move into full-time football and as a club we feel the deal on offer is potentially a good one for all parties. Personal terms are currently being discussed.

““Jack Evans is another player who has been offered a contract extension and he’s someone I would like to keep. However, he has told me he would like to look at the possibility of moving to a higher level and full-time football if he can, so that situation is going. 

“While it would be disappointing to lose Jack given the impact he had last season, I understand his ambitions and believe he is good enough to move back up the ladder. As we have offered him a new deal and he is under the age of 24, we will be able to seek compensation for his services if he moves on. 

“Finally, while Aaron Amadi-Holloway is under contract for the 2023/24 season, in recent conversations with him he has been open with me that he would like to consider if there are other options for him. Talks with Aaron and his agent will be continuing. 

“As I have said both internally and externally from day one here, I will not stand in the way of players who make it clear they do not want to be part of this club moving forward. Obviously, I was a player until fairly recently so I know how things work, but my focus is only on making our club as strong as possible.  

“While I will wish any player moving on good luck for the future, my focus will always remain on players who do want to play for Hereford Football Club. The recruitment process at my end continues and I am hopeful that I will be able to announce further new signings in the near future.”