HEREFORD assistant manager turned striker Adam Rooney has a desire to hit the net this season after opening his pre-season tally.

The Irish striker has 188 league goals to his name during a length career at clubs including Aberdeen, Inverness and Salford.

It took Rooney just 10 minutes into his Hereford debut to find the net from the penalty spot after being brought down inside the box.

“It’s always nice to get a goal on the debut,” said Rooney. “I’ve scored quite a few penalties, it must be 50 in my career now. I created some balls into the box and other opportunities for us, it’s good to see that we’re creating chances.

“I just always want to score goals, that’s my main aim and winning games.

The 35-year-old played for Brackley last season and has joined Hereford on a joint role, playing up front and being assistant manager to Paul Caddis.

“I’m trying to get my head around taking the warm-ups and then being ready to come on myself,” added Rooney.

“I played with Andy (Williams) 12 years at Swindon for a while so me and him know each other well. Jason (Cowley) I can see will be fans favourite with the work-rate that he has. He chases every lost cause.

“We’ve got plenty of games coming up and as long as we are getting everyone 90 minutes under their belt before the start of the season then we’ll be in a good place.

“It’s always good to get on the pitch and play, it’s a bit different to standing in the dugout.”