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Turner revels in Bulls promotion

Graham Turner celebrates at Brentford
Turner was given an ice bath by his players (Steve Niblett)

Hereford United manager Graham Turner said he was proud of his side after they achieved promotion from League Two at Brentford on Saturday.

Turner told BBC Hereford & Worcester: "I've had some great moments in football, this is the freshest and in my mind and this is the best.

"We've had a group of players that have worked tremendously hard for the club.

"The support has been terrific and they've deserved it because we were a long time in the Conference."

The Bulls only got back into League football in 2006 after a nine-year spell away.

We were tipped to go down at the start of the season but everyone stuck together

Hereford midfielder Clint Easton
And Turner added that the club had benefited from improvements off the pitch: "We had to stabilise the club financially, it took us a long time to do that and we've gradually improved everything.

"We've traded in the black for the last five years and we believe we can go forward again."

Turner's assistant John Trewick was also ecstatic about the Bulls' success.

"Two promotions in three seasons, it's a fantastic achievement.

"People talk about Mourinho being special but some have got to look a little closer to home to see what's actually been achieved.

"We've got limited resources at this club and, even if I say so myself, two in three years is absolutely phenomenal.

Hereford United players
Hereford United players celebrating after winning at 3-0 Brentford
"There's been a big knot come out of my stomach, I feel fantastic, the journey's been incredible."

Meanwhile Hereford midfielder Clint Easton was pleased to be able to prove the club's critics wrong.

"We were tipped to go down at the start of the season but everyone stuck together.

"The manager and players have been brilliant and we've proved everyone wrong."

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