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STFC: Next Up - Hereford United

Swindon Town travel to Hereford tonight for the clubs second pre-season friendly of the summer.

This will be another chance for trial players to impress Danny Wilson before his side travel to their training camp in Austria on Saturday morning.

The two sides last met in March 2009 in League One at the County Ground. Swindon won 3-0 thanks to goals from Simon Cox (2) and Billy Paynter.

Hereford side that beat Swansea City 2-0 earlier this week.

Adam Bartlett (Dan Connor, 46 min), Ryan Green (Kye Edwards, 72 min), Ryan Valentine (Josh Knight, 74 min), Janos Kovacs (Michael Townsend 69 min), Richard Rose (Lionel Djebi-Zadi, 72 min), Kenny Lunt (Daniel Stratford, 46 min), James McQuilkin (Tyler Weir, 74 min), O'Neil Thompson (Jamie Sheldon, 69 min), Mathieu Manset (Kane McLaggon, 64 min), Sean Canham (Sam Malsom, 58 min), Stuart Fleetwood (Karl Moore, 64 min).


Hereford's Contracted Players

GOALKEEPERS

Adam Bartlett

Newcastle born goalkeeper started his career as a youth with his hometown club before moving to Blyth Spartans where he played over 100 times.

A move to Kidderminster Harriers followed along with an emergency loan spell with Cambridge United which saw the Geordie play at Wembley.

Hereford signed the former England C international last summer. He was ever present last season.

Dan Connor

A former Republic of Ireland Under-21 and B cap. Connor started his career with Peterborough United before enjoying a successful career in Ireland with Waterford United, Drogheda United and Cork City.



DEFENDERS

Ryan Green

Once upon a time Green was Wales' youngest ever full international. Green started his career with Wolverhampton Wanderers before moves to Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday.

Green first joined Hereford in 2003 but left in 2006 to join Bristol Rovers. He returned to Edgar Street in 2009.

The defender has also spent time out on loan with Cardiff City and Torquay United during his career.

János Kovács

The Hungarian recently joined after a brief spell in Non-League with Luton Town.

He started his career with MTK Hungária where he also represented Hungary at under-21 level.

A move to England followed with Chesterfield, York City (loan), Lincoln City and Luton.

Richard Rose

The 27 year old has been at Edgar Street since 2006 after joining from Gillingham where he started his career.

Michael Townsend

A former Wolverhampton Wanderers youth player who joined Cheltenham Town in 2004.

He went on to play 134 times for the Robins in the league spending some time out on loan with Barnet.

He joined Hereford this summer.

Ryan Valentine

A former Wales under-21 international who was once a professional with Everton before finding first team football in the lower leagues with Darlington where he made over 120 appearances.

He left Darlington for his hometown club of Wrexham in 2006 but re-joined Darlington two years later.

Valentine signed for Hereford in 2009 after the entire Darlington squad was released admist financial troubles.

Tyler Weir

Teenage defender and a native of Hereford. He has yet to feature in the league.



MIDFIELDERS

Kenny Lunt

A midfielder with a wealth of experience. He started his career with Crewe Alexandra where he played over 370 times over nine years.

Lunt moved to Sheffield Wednesday in 2006 but struggled to hold down a regular spot for the Owls. His time with Wednesday included two more spells with Crewe as a loanee.

He joined Hereford in 2009.

James McQuilkin

The Northern Irishman was a youth player with West Bromwich Albion before spending a season in the Czech Republic with FC Tescoma Zlín where he played a friendly against Swindon Town in 2008.

He joined Hereford in 2009 and netted twice last season.

O'Neil Thompson (on loan from Barnsley)

Jamaican international who started his career with Boys' Town in Jamaica before playing for Notodden Fotballklubb in Norway between 2007 and 2009.

A move to Barnsley followed his Thompson failed to break into the first team set-up on more than one occassion.

He joined Hereford on loan this summer.



FORWARDS

Sean Canham

Started his career with his hometime club Exeter City before deciding to go to university and going on to a prolific stint with Team Bath.

His exploits with the University of Bath earned him a move to Notts County but struggled to remain within the starting eleven. He spent time out on loan with Hayes & Yeading United last season before joining Hereford this summer.

Stuart Fleetwood

A player who has been linked to Swindon Town on more than one occassion over the last few years. He started his career with Cardiff City before moving to Hereford United in 2006. A year later he joined Forest Green Rovers where he scored an impressive 28 times in 41 league games.

His form led to a big transfer to Charlton Athletic but the move was unsuccesful for Fleetwood who failed to make a single league outing for the Addicks. He spent time out on loan with Cheltenham, Brighton and Exeter during his time at The Valley.

Sam Malsom

A former youth player at Torquay United. He has recently returned to England after spending time playing abroad with B36 Tórshavn of the Faroe Islands and Knattspyrnufélagiđ Ţróttur in Iceland.

Mathieu Manset

Young French forward who played for Le Havre's second team before moving to England.

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Date:Friday July 16 2010

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