Transfer keeps United alive
The sale of Paul Parry has been crucial to the survival of Hereford United, given that the club haven't played a home match since January 3rd, when the Welshman scored a last-minute winner against Stevenage Borough.
Since then, Hereford have played two away games and return to action on Tuesday, again on their travels, at Scarborough. Next Saturday sees their first game at Edgar Street for over a month, when they play Burton Albion.
Parry was sold in the week after that win over Stevenage for £75,000 initially in a deal which reportedly could rise to as much as £200,000. His destination was Ninian Park, home of Cardiff City, where he has swiftly settled into life in Division One.
The financial benefit to United has been great, according to chairman Graham Turner. "We will have a lot of interest in Paul for probably a long time to come in terms of payments," he told the Evening News. "With some of the payments spread over appearances and so on, it could secure the financial shortfall that we make for the next 12 to 18 months.
"It is difficult to operate with our means but we are trying to do that and the transfer money from Paul will play a big part in keeping our head above water."