HEREFORD have been heavily linked with signing former Birmingham City midfielder Tate Campbell.

Bulls boss Paul Caddis admitted at Friday night’s fans’ forum that the club have signed a midfielder but are unable to announce who at the moment.

“I know we needed a big and dominant central midfielder, that’s easier said than done,” said Caddis.

“There is no point getting a big lamppost in to play in the middle of the pitch.

“We need somebody who is going to be able to run and physically compete. We think that we’ve got that with somebody we’ve signed this year, that we can’t announce.

“We think that we’ve got somebody who is technically and physically.”

When asked if it was Tate Campbell? Caddis replied: “How do you know that? It’s all over the Birmingham Mail that’s why.”

Midfielder Campbell, aged 22, was released by Birmingham City at the end of last season.

His time at Birmingham was hampered by hamstring injuries and Campbell recently eluded to dropping down to part-time football to enjoy playing again.

Hereford start their pre-season friendlies this weekend against a Westfields side who beat Aber Bluebirds 2-1 in a friendly on Tuesday night.

Cameron Keetch scored both goal for Fields in their opening pre-season friendly and they meet the Bulls on Saturday.

Caddis has been impressed with the fitness of his squad coming back into pre-season and says he will also introduced some triallists into his squad in the coming weeks.

“The players have come back in incredible Nick which is pleasing because you can focus a lot more on the football stuff,” said Caddis.

“The base of the fitness levels is brilliant. You’ve got Andy Williams who is moving like a 25-year-old in the gym.

“We’re really pleased with the players that have come in and we’re looking forward to the games now.

“They’re coming thick and fast. We’ll probably get the younger lads down to do some match preparation.

“I always like the first week to be the signed players, but we’ll look at trying to get some trialists in, first and foremost for us to have a look at them and also to help with the numbers.

“We’ll have a few in next week.”