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“I’ll be able to go home now and have some sleep”- Paul Caddis after Hereford beat Blyth Spartans 5-2

On Tuesday night Hereford lost 3-0 at home to South Shields. In what was a dreadful performance, something that Caddis seemed to take to heart.

“I’ve not been home, Tuesday hurt me quite deep and I took a lot of responsibility for it, I’ve stayed down in Hereford, I’ve not been back home,” stated the Scotsman. 

The former Celtic player will be much happier with his sides performance after a hat-trick from Jason Cowley and goals from Alex Babos and former Cheltenham Town striker Andy Williams secured the victory which put an end to a run of three home games without a win.

“We bounced back well. There’s been a lot said about not scoring at home so to score five is great and I am just really pleased with the reaction.”

A common characteristic of the bulls this season is a lot of goals at both ends of the pitch.

There is rarely a dull game that involves Hereford with thrilling encounters such as the recent 2-2 draw with Kings Lynn and the 3-2 win away at Gloucester on Boxing Day. 

“We know that if we’re on the front foot we can cause problems, and then we’ve got Cowley who can put the ball back in the net,

“At times, we try and get on the front foot, and we might get played through too quickly, because if one jumps and the next one doesn’t jump, then you get played through a bit too quickly,” explained Caddis. 

Other than the goal scorers a player that stood out was debutant Lewis Hudson who was signed during the week from National League North rivals Rushall Olympic. 

“I thought he (Hudson) was excellent, I thought he was tenacious, his quality on the ball was good,

“I thought he was vocal, he worked very hard and that’s the type of player we want at the club. And anyone that doesn’t do that will get found out because that’s the standard we set at the football club,” said the former Scotland international. 

Along with Hudson there have been a lot of incomings and outgoings over the past few weeks with Kieran Phillips, Maziar Kouhyar, Camron McWilliams and Collins Tanor all joining the club whilst the likes of Adam Livingstone, Koby Arthur, Tom Pugh and Connor Stanley all departed.

“Maybe we’ve brought too many bodies in too quickly, but I know that the players we’ve brought in are here to give us the strength and depth we need to kick on for the end of the season,” stated Caddis. 

Hereford certainly need the quality and depth as they push for the play-offs with just 14 games left of the season. When you take into consideration the fact that the club are also still in the FA Trophy it is important that Caddis has lots of quality players at his disposal. 

“We’ve got 14 games to go and we want it to be a siege mentality. We can’t be separated myself, the players, the board, the supporters. We’ve got to be as one because when we are, we are a forced to be reckoned with.”

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