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Hereford United boss asks fans to scout talent
MANAGER Martin Foyle has asked Hereford United fans to become scouts for the club in the hope of finding new talent.
The Bulls boss wants supporters to recommend local players for consideration as the Edgar Street club cannot afford a full-time scout.
Foyle took a similar approach while in charge of Port Vale, a post he left in 2007, and is hoping it can reap success for Hereford.
He said: “We can’t afford a full-time scouting network but there are plenty of fans out there who know the local football scene and can help us identify potential players.
“I am sure there are talented players around Herefordshire and the surrounding counties that are going by unnoticed and we need to try and tap into that.
“We had a few success stories with a similar idea at Port Vale and I am sure that Hereford fans will be able to help identify those players who might otherwise go by.”
Foyle, whose side take on Blue Square Bet Premier Braintree today, added: “Our relaunched youth set-up is relatively new here and we’ve not really had any joy yet in bringing on any youngsters to the first team. It can be a lengthy process.
“That is something that we are keen to change and the more potential players we can identify the more likely we are to unearth a gem.”