HEREFORD United will play no matches at their Edgar Street ground until further notice amid safety concerns.

The Bulls were due to face 1st Battalion Rifles and Cardiff City in the coming days but both have today been postponed.

Herefordshire Council has confirmed the games cannot go ahead as it is not satisfied the club can meet the requirements of its safety certificate.

The Rifles game was due to take place this Sunday with the Cardiff game next weekend.

The decision was made during a meeting between the council, Hereford United and the emergency services this morning.

"You need annual checks and renewals and until we have the correct certification the local authority will not allow these fixtures to go ahead," Marc Willimont, head of development, management and environmental health at Herefordshire Council told the Hereford Times.

Herefordshire Council says in a statement it hopes to meet with United representatives next week, along with the emergency services, to review the situation.