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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

On This Day In 2002

For today's archive article BN goes back to June 24th 2002.

HEREFORD United are close to, but have not yet completed, signing striker John Grant from Crewe Alexandra.

The twenty one year old was released from Gresty Road at the end of last season, and Turner told the official Crewe website: "He comes very highly recommended and we saw him play for Northwich last season.

"He's very quick and very mobile. He he has accepted our offer, but right at the moment he hasn't actually put pen to paper and sent the contract back."

Elsewhere, it appears that the Bulls will not have a reserve team next season. Several sides have withdrawn from the Central Conference and it is unlikely that the competition will run for the 2002/03 season, leaving United without a league. However, a small squad will be unable to cope with the rigours of reserve matches as well as first team games and at £250 per match, it is not viable to host such games at Edgar Street.

The youth team is likely to continue in some form. It is thought that the deal with North Birmingham College has been terminated, but the Bulls are likely to be based in Pershore and remain in the Midland Floodlit Youth League for the new campaign.

Finally, ex-Hereford United player Roy Jordan has moved from Kington Town to Westfields after scoring for Kington against the Hereford-based side in the Herefordshire Football Association Challenge Cup Final on Good Friday. Jordan ended up on the losing side, by three goals to one.

HEREFORD United have been invited into next season's LDV Trophy competition.

The cup includes teams from the second and third divisions, and various sides from the Conference.

Hereford's last appearance in the competition came in 2000/01 when the Bulls beat Yeovil Town 4-0 before losing 2-1 against Reading in the second round.