Radford backs Bulls for bright future

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HEREFORD United legend Ronnie Radford believes the club will come through its current turmoil and onto a brighter future.

The Bulls endured a turbulent campaign which saw them served with two winding-up orders and slapped with a transfer embargo.

But they ended the campaign on a high by avoiding relegation on the last day with victory at Aldershot Town.

Chairman David Keyte is also holding talks with potential investors to secure the club's immediate future and allow them to face 2014-15 with optimism.

Radford, whose long-range goal for United famously helped knock Newcastle out of the FA Cup in 1972, praised the fans for their loyalty and raising the funds to settle the tax bills.

“Hereford are a special club and it’s the people who make the club," he said. "The club have always had great support – I know the people of Hereford will never let the club go.

“I think everything will get sorted out. It is something that happens to a lot of clubs who have been in the Football League and have come out of it.

"But Hereford’s motto speaks for itself - our greatest glory lies not in never having fallen, but in rising when we fall.”

Meanwhile, Hereford fan Ian Whale is set to embark on a 1,100-mile motorcycle journey to raise cash for the club over the Bank Holiday weekend later this month.

A lifelong Bulls supporter, Whale is planning to get a Hereford shirt signed by a member of every Premier League club, which will be auctioned off.

He will also spend an hour at each club in a bid to collect donations for the cash-strapped Bulls.

Whale said: "Being born and bred in Hereford, Hereford United has always been a special club for me.

"The club is an integral part of the city and it has given Herefordians many memories over the years. I hope that this ride will go some way towards the Bulls' cause."

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