Hereford manager Simon Davey has praised the attitude of Sam Gwynne after the youngster signed a new one-year deal on Monday.
Gwynne was released by former Bulls manager Graham Turner at the end of last season, but Davey invited him back to train for a month before offering him a contract.
"To be in trialist's kit and not in first team kit every day and not moan about it shows dedication," Davey told BBC Hereford & Worcester.
"He has demonstrated a hunger and desire to play for this football club and so deserves his contract."
Davey also quelled concerns about the size of his squad.
"That will be 17 with Sam so there will be three more to go," he continued. "I've definitely got three or four coming in on trial so it's not panic time."