VETERAN defender Ryan Green says he will be looking to win a fourth league title on the bounce next season.

The Welshman has won back-to-back championships with Hereford, which came on the back of him winning the Southern League Division One South & West with Merthyr Town.

Hereford are almost certain to be in the Southern Premier League next season and Green wants to stay on board.

"It's been a long, hard season, but to win it is fully deserved," said Green.

"I've won three leagues on the bounce now and hopefully I will get a fourth.

"It will be a tough season next year, the Southern Premier is a very difficult league with teams similar to Taunton and Tiverton, but we're looking forward to it.

"We need to strengthen again, but the base of the squad is there."

Green got sent off against Evesham United on Monday after picking up two yellow cards, the second of which was for a handball that resulted in a penalty being awarded.

The 36-year-old is eligible to play in Hereford's final league match of the season at home to Winchester City this Saturday, but is set to miss out on the 'Championship Match' against Royston Town and the HFA County Challenge Cup Final against Hereford Lads Club.

Because it was his third red card of the season, he could also be suspended for the first game of next season.

"He's crossed it and it's hit my hand," explained Green.

"Some refs give it, some don't.

"It's three red cards now, but there hasn't been any dirty tackles.

"It's just bad luck, but we've won the league and that's the main thing."

Green has played 322 games in a Hereford shirt and, along with fellow long-serving player Rob Purdie, shared his memories with the Bulls fans at the Starlite Rooms on Saturday night.

"It was full to capacity and it went really well," said Green.

"I had a little tear in my eye sharing the memories.

"There's been some good times and hopefully there's a few more to come."

Hereford will pick up the league championship following the Winchester City and a bumper crowd is expected.

Goalkeeper Martin Horsell said it's important the players perform well, especially following recent poor performances at Edgar Street.

"First and foremost, we want to win the game because it will make those celebrations so much better, and hopefully we won't take the foot off the gas," said Horsell.

"Every lad in there genuinely does want to win.

"For me, I don't think anyone is consciously putting their foot off the gas, it's one of those things.

"Maybe no one realises they're doing it, but no one is chucking in the towel.

"We've got lads giving 100% effort and we're hoping to finish strongly.

"We're all fighting to keep the shirt if you're in the starting 11 or 16.

"The lads are looking forward to next season and hoping to secure their place."