HEREFORD FC have added former Bulls striker Danny Carey-Bertram to their coaching staff for the forthcoming season.

The 36-year-old has been appointed as the club's fitness and conditioning coach.
He will join manager Josh Gowling, assistant manager Steve Burr, and player-coach Yan Klukowski at the club's training base and Edgar Street. 
Gowling was in the same youth team as Carey-Bertram at the Hawthorns, whilst at West Bromwich Albion.

"I’m delighted to welcome Danny back to the club," Gowling told the club's website. 

"Danny and I started our football journey together at West Bromwich Albion, as two young hungry aspiring football players and it only feels right that as a young hungry manager I have around me people with that same drive and passion for this football club.  

"I’ve spoken about bringing this club together and having people around that understand what it is to be in the Hereford family and Danny most certainly does. 

"His job is to get the lads fit and strong and ready to go to war and I have every confidence in him that he will deliver.”

Carey-Bertram, also played for Cambridge United, Forest Green and AFC Telford United during his career.

His aim is to make the Bulls as fit as possible ahead of the coming campaign.

"It will be more of an outreach thing and I will go in with the fitness and conditioning," Carey-Bertram told the club's website.

"I will make sure the boys are in a fit, fit shape going into the season and throughout the season as well.

"I will be coaching the whole team as one and then any additional work I will also do with the lads.

"Obviously I played as a striker so I will try and be involved around the forward, attacking movements as well, as much as I can be.

"We're just going to go out full of confidence, smiles on our face ever week and number one, be as fit and strong as we can.

"Josh (Gowling) is a very intelligent guy and has looked after himself his whole career so he knows what it takes for us to go to that next level."

Carey-Bertram played for Hereford United between 2003 and 2006 making 34 league appearances and scoring 18 goals.

One of his most famous goals for the Bulls came in their 2005 play-off semi-final against Stevenage Borough.

"Just thinking back to my time at Hereford under Graham Turner a lot of the emphasis was on fitness and speed based which is what I want to try and bring back and deliver with the lads," added Carey-Bertram

"I left Edgar Street 13 years ago and went back once so I'm really excited to get back.

"I left their with the promotion into the Football League, so I achieved that but it would be amazing to see us back in the Conference Premier if not the league."

Despite being retired Carey-Bertram hasn't ruled out a possible return to playing at Edgar Street.

"I have told Josh I wouldn't mind a number so I'm still working on that if I can," he added.

"I can see it now, last game of the season, last goal. It would be nice."