HEREFORD manager Pete Beadle has confirmed the team will not be competing in the Red Insure Southern League Cup next season.

It is the second successive year that the Bulls have opted not to take part in the competition due to the amount of travelling the club could face.

"It could prove expensive having a lot of matches midweek and there's not enough prize money in it," said Beadle.

"It's not being disrespectful to the competition, but it's not a priority for us."

It is understood that the club have to pay a levy to withdraw from the competition.

However, Beadle is eyeing a run in the FA Cup and said he would love the club to get to the first round proper.

Hereford lost to Tonbridge Angels last season and were knocked out of the FA Trophy at the first time of asking by Salisbury.

"We had a bit of bad luck last year with being drawn away a lot, so hopefully it will be a different picture this season," said Beadle.