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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Hereford squad is coming together

The eleven players that Graham Turner chose to play the first 45 minutes yesterday against Notts County looked as though they could be a force to be reckoned with as long as Turner can sign trialist Andy Ferrell.

The midfield of Ferrell, Coldicott and Brady gave the Bulls some strength that has been missing over the past couple of seasons.

It is uncertain whether Ferrell has agreed a deal with Hereford. Press reports suggest Darlington are still interested in him, but in this age of agents and the like, it is difficult to know whether the press are being fed a story to put pressure on Turner to offer Ferrell a particularily good deal or whether Darlington are still chasing him.

Darlington have another friendly either tomorrow or Tuesday, (Darlington manager Hodgson is likely to give Ferrell a chance to stake his claim in a behind-closed-doors game against Queen of the South on Tuesday according to the Nortern Echo.) and Hereford on Tuesday. Time will tell whether Turner can persuade Ferrell to come to Edgar Street, but his signature would be a quality signing.

Stacy Coldicott's signing is expected to be announced either tomorrow (August 1st) or Tuesday. It is beleived he is still under contract at Grimsby until tonight.

As regards the other trialists recently seen at Hereford, none featured yesterday.

Meanwhile Turner seemed pleased with yesterday's performance.

"We have said all along that the results are secondary through pre-season but it is good for the players confidence to hold on for a win, and against a League-quality side," Turner told the Non-League Paper.

"There was some good stuff at times and also some areas we need to improve on but, with a fortnight to go, it's now a sharpening up process."