Hereford United: Bulls look for James Bittner replacement

Hereford United have been forced to look for a new keeper following the departure of last season's first choice James Bittner.

The Bulls have signed youngster Daniel Lloyd-Weston but are also expected to sign a more experienced keeper before the new season kicks off on 17 August.

Edgar Street playing staff

  • Signed up for the 2013-14 season: Chris Sharp, Dan Walker, Luke Graham, Josh O'Keefe, Rod McDonald, Sam Smith, Chris Bush, Danny Pilkington, Dominic Collins, Daniel Lloyd-Weston
  • Still pending: Chris Carruthers, Marlon Jackson, Joe Heath, Craig Jones
  • Departed: Stefan Stam (FC Den Bosch), Ryan Bowman (York City), Marley Watkins (Inverness Caledonian Thistle), Sam Clucas (Mansfield), James Bittner
  • Released: Brian Smikle, Andy Gallinagh, Dan Hanford, Simon Clist, James McQuilkin, Michael Townsend
  • Loan players returned: Joe Connor (Stockport), Kingsley James (Port Vale)

Bittner kept nine clean sheets for the Bulls last season in 37 appearances after arriving from Forest Green.

Lloyd-Weston, 21, has signed a one-year deal with Martin Foyle's men.

After starting his career at Port Vale, Manchester-born Lloyd-Weston spent a spell on loan with Nantwich Town before joining Cheltenham Town on a one-year deal in the summer of 2010.

He then moved to Greek club AEL Kalloni before spending last season with Leek Town and Market Drayton Town.

He becomes Foyle's sixth new signing of the summer, following strikers Dan Walker and Sam Smith, left-back Chris Bush, midfielder Danny Pilkington and centre-half Dominic Collins, to leave the Bulls now with 10 players signed up for the forthcoming season.