Purdie back in the fold

Hereford Football Club have added a seventh player to their growing squad, and its another former fans favourite.

The familiar face of Rob Purdie will one again return to action for the new look Bulls.

Having recently left a coaching role with UITC, much speculation surrounded a potential return to Edgar Street for the former Leicester City apprentice.

But it was only today that the Hereford manager Peter Beadle confirmed the signing.
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Earlier this afternoon, Beadle spoke to the clubs official website about securing the experienced player.

“I’m delighted Rob has agreed to come in for 2015/16 and I know he’s pleased to be back at Edgar Street in a playing capacity.

“As with Tony James, Rob has a wealth of experience that will be invaluable to the team next season.

“Like Tony, Rob will be a good role model for the younger players, and will be there to help guide them off the pitch, as well as on it.

“His appetite and application in training and in games will have a huge influence on the players around him and I know he will prove an excellent signing for us.”

At the turn of the year Purdie insisted he would be interested in a return to Edgar Street.

The 32-year-old, who made more than 300 appearances for the Bulls over three spells, said:

“I would love to get involved whether it’s on the playing side or managing, but it depends who takes over.

“I am sure some ex-players would like to come back if they can.”

The Hereford FC squad to date is:

Goalkeeper:

Harvey Rivers

Defenders:

Joel Edwards

Tony James

Midfielders:

Dylan Bonella

Rob Purdie

Max Kontic-Coveney

Forwards:

Ben Miller

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