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Foyle delighted to seal Anthony’s Bulls return
HEREFORD United manager Martin Foyle says new signing Byron Anthony has been on his radar for some time.
The Welsh defender, who spent time on loan at Edgar Street last season, was a free agent after being released by League Two side Bristol Rovers and yesterday linked up with the Bulls.
He joins on non-contract terms and is expected to be involved in today’s Blue Square Bet Premier match at Dartford (3pm).
Anthony’s arrival is likely to be seen as a move by Foyle to plug a defence that leaked five goals at lowly Hyde last Saturday.
With centre-half Michael Townsend also in contention following a back problem, it could be a new-look backline that takes to the field in Essex.
Foyle has been tracking Anthony and is delighted to have him on board, saying: “Byron is one I’ve been trying to sign for a while.”
The 27-year-old was first brought to Edgar Street in January by then-manager Jamie Pitman on loan from Rovers and went on to make 15 appearances in League Two, scoring one goal.
Foyle has also hinted at a possible return for striker Marlon Jackson, who has not played since the 2-2 draw at Tamworth in August following an ankle injury.
“Whether I take the risk or give him another week to make sure he is 100 per cent right, I don't know,” the Hereford boss said of the summer signing.