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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Two deals agreed says Turner

Graham Turner, the Hereford United manager, has told the Hereford Times that he has agreed deals with two ex-League players. An announcement is expected as soon as their contracts end at their present club possibly as early as tomorrow.

However Turner will still be looking to tie up several more deals as he looks to increase the size of his squad because of the introduction of a transfer window in the Conference.

"We are now thinking of a squad of 22 whereas it probably would have been 18 at the start.

"I'm sure the changes in the rules will put a strain on some clubs but fortunately we have the scope to increase our squad."

Players return to Edgar Street for training next Wednesday but Jamie Pitman won't be with them as he is at Lilleshall getting back into condition after his shoulder operation.

Simon Travis is hoping to take part in some training after his injuries sustained in Ireland last month.

"The other players have been working with fitness coach Tony Ford and so we expect them to return in good shape," commented Turner.