Hereford & Worcester

Hereford United's owner insists club investors lined up

The owner of Hereford United said he had "big business people" poised to invest in the club after fans protested.

About 250 supporters protested against the Bulls' management outside the club's Edgar Street ground before Saturday's 0-2 loss to St Neots.

The club was expelled from the Football Conference due to its failure to pay its bills.

Tommy Agombar said he had "big business people in London" who wanted to invest.

He said "There won't be a problem here."

'Not really bothered'

The club was only awarded a safety certificate for its ground by Herefordshire Council 48 hours before its opening Southern League game on Saturday.

Some fans have expressed concerns over the club's future, including more than 1,700 supporters who previously signed a petition asking Herefordshire Council not to lease two stands at the ground to Mr Agombar.

Martin Watson, from the Hereford United Supporters Trust, said in June he feared two stands would be demolished and redeveloped.

Mr Agombar suggested development on either side of the ground remained an option, but he would be "transparent" and invite fans to sit on the club's board.

On Saturday, fans chanted "We want Tommy out" at Mr Agombar and some had banners saying "We want our club back".

In response, Mr Agombar said: "I'm not really bothered about whether they like me or not. All I want is for them to support the football club."

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