It has been reported that Phil Gulliver has left Hereford after just one week at the club to re-join Rushden and Diamonds.
He wasn't included in the squad that played at Forest Green last Tuesday.
UPDATED 12.10pm: BBC Hereford and Worcester have reported that Graham Turner, Phil Gulliver and Gulliver's agent were all under the impression that Gulliver had been released by his former club Rushden. Yet Rushden claim to have offered him a contract and therefore are entitled to a fee of £30,000 for the defender. Gulliver has now returned to Rushden and Diamonds.
Graham Turner told BBC Hereford and Worcester: "It's been a messy affair but it looks as though it might all be over now and Phil's gone back to Rushden for the present time".
"It's the waste of time, that's the critical thing. While we were messing around with Phil we could have been looking at other central defenders.
"I'm not going to criticise Rushden and Diamonds; they obviously were aware they had a hold on him and when they felt the time was right, they've put out what they want for him, but it's messed us about."
Later: It has emerged that Gulliver's name was on the PFA list. Why Rushden have taken so long to 'reclaim' him is not clear.
Meanwhile, BBC Hereford and Worcester report that new Bulls signing Martyn Giles has signed a one year deal. Turner added: "He trained with us for a couple of days last week on a trial basis. We've had him watched when he's been playing for Camarthen; he's a former Cardiff City player and, at 23 years of age, I just think he's got a fair amount of ability and needs the chance at a decent level again."