BEN Smith is not confident of being a Hereford United player next season.

The 30-year-old midfielder, who started 29 games for the Bulls in League One, faces the prospect of a pay cut to stay at Edgar Street.

He has attracted interest from other clubs but is keeping his options open before meeting again with United manager John Trewick.

Smith said: “I spoke to John Trewick at the end of the season and he said if I was going to stay for another season I was looking a a hefty pay cut. He left it with me and we will speak in the next few weeks.

“I have spoken to a few other clubs and had offers put on the table but I still haven’t taken any of them.

“I have enjoyed my time at Hereford, I am really settled but with the figures they are talking about it doesn’t seem that I will be playing for them next season.”

Only six players are signed up for the 2009/10 campaign in midfielders Matt Done, Toumani Diagouraga, Sam Gwynne and Craig Jones and defensive duo Richard Rose and Kris Taylor.

Five players were not offered new deals, while defenders Richard Jackson and Karl Broadhurst and forward Bradley Hudson-Odoi left before the end of the season.

United have been linked with moves for released Bristol Rovers defenders Ryan Green and Craig Hinton and midfielder Craig Disley, as well as strikers Justin Richards and Matthew Barnes-Homer, both with Kidderminster Harriers last term.

Disley, though, is currently in talks with Cheltenham, also relegated from League One.