LUDLOW FC boss Chris Waldron believes the rescheduling of his side’s marquee pre-season friendly with non-league giants Hereford makes it better for the club, players and fans.

Waldron’s men were originally set to welcome the Bulls on Wednesday, July 17, but Hereford will now host Football League side Cheltenham Town on that date.

As a result, Hereford have switched their Ludlow trip to Saturday, July 20 – and Waldron believes a weekend game is a better fit for the visit of the National League South club.

He said: “Hopefully there will be more people watching and hopefully they will bring a strong side, which will be a good experience for our players.

“With a midweek game, some players might have missed out with work commitments as we have three or four lads who work away.”

Two players who will not feature are Jack Marston and Kieran Dovey, who have both left the West Midlands League Division Two club, with Shawbury United their rumoured destination.

Waldron added: “It’s a bit gutting really but that’s football, so we move on, get other players in and we will be ready at the beginning of the season.

“I’ve got a couple of new players in the pipeline, I’ve just got to get them over the line now.”