HEREFORD striker Jason Cowley has refused some “mind-blowing” financial offers and extended his stay with the Bulls.

The 28-year-old, who wears the number nine shirt, signed from Stourbridge at the start of last season and has been an immediate fans’ favourite.

Despite spending a chunk of last season out injured he finished as the club’s leading scorer with 12 goals from 29 starts.

Hereford manager Paul Caddis praised the marksman for refusing some substantial financial offers to re-sign at Edgar Street for the 2024/25 campaign.

“Jason is a player I have huge admiration for and I think that’s shared amongst everyone at the football club,” the Bulls boss told the club’s website.

“He is the type of player you want in your team and not against you. Cowls’ works tirelessly for his team-mates and it goes without saying he knows how to score goals.

“I know this is a signing that shows intent that we are not just here to take part this season. We are here to try and make a mark in this difficult division and we now have a strike force that can be a real asset to our football club.

“Jason Cowley has had, in truth, some mind-blowing financial offers thrown at him and he has always made it clear to me he wants to stay and play in front of proper supporters at a club that is looking to continuously improve.

“Cowls deserves a huge amount of credit for putting his happiness and enjoyment of football ahead of finances.”