TEENAGER goalkeeper Max Harris says he will take a lot from his one-week training session with Aston Villa despite not being taken on.

The 17-year-old linked up with the EFL Championship side and trained alongside under-18 and under-23 players.

"They said they weren't going to take me on, which is a bit disappointing, but what I have taken from the week is fantastic," said Harris.

"To see the top standard of boys my own age and the level above was such a great experience.

"They've just come out of the Premier League, so there are pitches that are well maintained and swimming pools, you've got your baths there and is so well looked after.

"I will continue to work hard here, take away from what I learned at Aston Villa and keep working with Rhys [Evans] and alongside Martin Horsell.

"I am still young and still learning and it's all about progress."

Harris said he was shocked when Hereford manager Pete Beadle told him about Villa's interest.

"I was taken aback and was shocked by it all and couldn't wait to get started," he said.

"I think they had been monitoring me for the last few months.

"People are watching all of the time, so it's important that wherever you are, you always give 100% because you never know who is watching at any level."

Hereford currently only have two goalkeepers on their books, but Harris says he wants game time rather than sitting on the bench.

"For me, as a young keeper, I want to get as much game time as possible," he said.

"If the manager wants to put me on the bench, I am happy with that, but ideally I would like to get some game time."