Jimmy Oates has today joined Exeter City.

Oates has played an instrumental part in pushing Hereford FC back up through the divisions since the rebirth of the club and the loss will no doubt disrupt Peter Beadle’s plans for the season ahead. Oates spent last season as the Bulls captain following the departure of Joel Edwards.

The opportunity for Oates to join a Football League club will have been far to difficult to turn down.