HEREFORD new signing Jordan Lyden is out to prove his doubters wrong with consistent performances for the Bulls.

The 27-year-old Aston Villa academy graduate has won the League Two title on two occasions in his career with Swindon and then Leyton Orient last season.

However, injuries have plagued his career and a hamstring injury while at Orient resulted in him being released.

Lyden played 64 minutes on his debut as Hereford beat Anstey Nomads 2-0 in the FA Cup on Saturday.

“I was just buzzing to be back out there,” said Lyden. "The last time I played was five months ago. I've had a bad hamstring injury.

“Hopefully I showed what I can do in glimpses today, it’s the first time that I’ve played in a while so there is a lot more to come.

Lyden is hoping for a consistent run of matches with Hereford having only played in five league matches last season.

He added: “The main thing is getting as many minutes as I can under my belt and managing myself in the right way.

“My injuries have come at bad times and been unlucky. I’ve had really bad, bad injuries if you look at my history.

“I want to get rid of that tarnish on my head which has been following me around for years. I’m trying to prove people wrong and hopefully I can do that here.”

"You ask any player in the world, there is nothing worse than being injured. I know people have branded me with this injury-prone or whatever it is.

"Everyone in the football world knows what I do, I'm hoping here I can get a good run of games to basically kick-start my career again and push on.”