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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Trialist Keeper Hudnott Gives Beadle Food For Thought

Conor Hudnott is Hereford's third goalkeeper on trial so far this pre-season and didn't do himself any harm last night against Forest Green.

He follows in the shoes of Marko Radovanovic and Jahquil Hill who have already unsuccessfully tried to earn themselves a place in the Hereford team.

Manager Pete Beadle said after last night's game that he though Hudnott, who comes from Queens Park Rangers' U23s, did well in the 90 minutes he played.

"I thought he did very well, he certainly looked the most established of all the ones we've had so far," Beadle told Bulls News.

"He's given us a bit of food for thought. We'll discuss him today and tomorrow and see where we go with it. He certainly didn't do himself any harm tonight. I thought he did exceptionally well."

Hudnott also spent at at Chelsea's youth set up and was on loan at step four Staines Town in January.

Meanwhile Beadle felt that his side held their own in last night's 3-1 loss at home to Forest Green.

"We've been very lucky so far pre-season, every game we've had we've had something good from it," Beadle added.

"Tonight was no different it was a really strong side they put out and for the most part we held our own. I thought we did great and it was exactly what we needed, results don't really count.

"You look at the goals, and I've said to the players they're things that we can eradicate, two set-pieces and a bit of sloppy play towards the end of the game. But that's understandable when you've spent a lot of time without the ball and you've chased things and worked as hard as they have done tonight."

The Whites started their pre-season against lower-graded teams, then two games against League Two sides before Saturday's friendly against an XI from Premier League Cardiff City.

"This is why the pre-season programme has been set the way it has. We've had lots of work on the ball in the first three or four games and then in the last couple we've had to work a lot harder without the ball," Beadle said.

"At times tonight our shape was good, but the difficultly we've had is that we've had so many ins and outs with players on holiday, then injured, then back on holiday and someone else is back away so it's been a little bit unsettling.

"I haven't seen all of Saturday yet, I've seen bits of it, but then from Saturday and onto today with a few changes, I thought the lads acquitted themselves great and it all bares well for the fourth of August."