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Bulls boss Foyle set to dip into the loan market
10:00am Friday 23rd August 2013 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
MANAGER Martin Foyle has not ruled out bringing in a loan signing to strengthen his Hereford United squad before tomorrow’s visit of Tamworth (3pm).
The Bulls are operating with a small squad but have seen midfielder Kingsley James pick up a hamstring injury and striker Sam Smith play through a groin problem.
Foyle felt former Port Vale player James’ absence was telling in last Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Hyde and may look to bring in cover if the player is not fit to face the Lambs.
Enquiries have been made for unnamed players but, with Hereford also travelling to Alfreton on Monday, Foyle knows time is running out.
“We weren’t strong enough, other than in the last 20 minutes, against Hyde. You take Kingsley out of the middle and I think we miss him,” Foyle said.
“We are down to about 16 players so I am thinking about going into the loan market but, with two games in two days, it doesn’t give me much chance to move.”
Hereford’s point at Hyde, secured by Michael Rankine’s 70th-minute equaliser, stretched their unbeaten start in the Skrill Premier to three games.
They will look to continue their run against a Tamworth side who are also yet to lose while, at the same time, registering a first win of the season at Edgar Street.
Foyle added: “Everybody wants to get home wins but I think the away ones are harder. If we remain unbeaten, the confidence gets higher and that can only bode well for the future.
“We are quietly pleased. There is still a lot of work to do but to come away with four points from two away games is pleasing.
“I was disappointed with the two goals conceded at Hyde but I thought our second goal was great.”
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