Delroy Facey looks forward to Hereford United challenge

Delroy Facey
Delroy Facey was with Lincoln City last season

Hereford United's new striker Delroy Facey says he is relishing the chance to play alongside Stuart Fleetwood.

Facey, 31, was the only new player to report for the first day of pre-season training and is keen to get started.

"I've seen Fleets play over the years and he is a natural goalscorer and I've seen him play alongside [Mathieu] Manset who I am similar to," he said.

"Give Fleets a chance and he will put the ball in the net and if I can score a few as well we should do ok."

The striker said it did not take him long to agree to join Hereford after learning of boss Jamie Pitman's interest.

"He's a very enthusiastic manager and a young manager who is keen to get on," he told BBC Hereford and Worcester.

"He has taken Hereford by the scruff of the neck and I think he has done alright.

"I thought they were in a false position in the league last season as they were better than where they finished and that was one of the reasons that made me want to join Hereford, he added."

Meanwhile Pitman says he is prepared to bide his time when it comes to replacing first-team coach Dave Kevan.

Kevan has joined Stoke City and, while Pitman had hoped to have a replacement on board by the time pre-season training began, he now says he will take his time over the applicants to make sure they appoint the right man.