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Stay focused on the football urges Foyle
9:30am Friday 3rd January 2014 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
MANAGER Martin Foyle says his main task is to keep his players focused on football matters at Hereford United and away from the club’s financial plight.
As 2014 dawns, there is no let-up in the cash crisis at Edgar Street with the club still struggling to pay bills despite donations from fans.
The Bulls are trying to keep themselves afloat until a new ground lease with Herefordshire Council is signed, which could help them stave off a winding-up order next month.
On the pitch, however, things are looking up as United ended 2013 with two victories in three games, 1-0 against Forest Green Rovers last Saturday and over high-flying Cambridge United the weekend before.
They are now looking to build on that at Woking in the Skrill Premier tomorrow (3pm).
Foyle, whose side’s derby against Kidderminster Harriers on New Year’s Day was postponed, said: “We have done alright in the last few games and performances have been better.
“I thought Woking played very well against us here and they are a good side.
“We are just getting our heads down and taking each game as it comes.”
But the former York City manager added: “I don’t think people are really looking at the football, they are looking at the club and whether it will survive.
“There are more important things than the football. I have got to make sure the players are focused on their job.”
Foyle is also hoping to meet with chairman David Keyte to discuss the futures of the loan and non-contract players at the club.
Keyte and his board have implemented a series of cost-cutting measures in recent weeks and money to keep players other than those under contract is scarce.
Temporary midfielder Damon Lathrope was today recalled by parent club Torquay United but winger Micah Evans is currently with the Bulls on a youth loan from Burnley.
The Woking match is subject to an 8.30am pitch inspection tomorrow.
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