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Duo set for their Hereford debuts
HEREFORD United could hand debuts to two new recruits when they return from their enforced winter break against Southport at Edgar Street tomorrow (3pm).
Having not played since January 12 because of the weather and Gateshead being involved in the FA Trophy, the Bulls are itching to get back on the pitch.
Manager Martin Foyle has been busy during that period, signing Nantwich left-back Rod McDonald until the end of the season and Port Vale midfielder Kingsley James on a one-month loan deal.
The Hereford boss, who this week penned a new two-year contract at Edgar Street, also extended the stay of the versatile James Musa from Fulham for a second month.
But Foyle has seen the influential Harry Pell join League Two side Wimbledon for an undisclosed fee and fellow midfielder Will Evans move to Newport County on loan.
United, though, were hoping to keep hold of in-demand striker Ryan Bowman after turning down approaches from Kidderminster Harriers and Wrexham ahead of the closing of yesterday’s transfer deadline.
“Ryan is a player we could expect to cash in on and it would not really ring true to transfer him to another Conference club,” said chairman David Keyte said.
Hereford are looking for their second victory of 2013 following three successive Blue Square Bet Premier draws against Grimsby Town, Telford United and Alfreton Town.
Southport are level on points with Foyle’s side but have played three more games due to their FA Trophy run.
However, the Sandgrounders lost 3-1 to Wrexham in the fourth round last Saturday before drawing 2-2 with them in the league three days later.