Martin Foyle: Hereford reliant on Josh O'Keefe role

Hereford manager Martin Foyle says he is glad to have midfielder Josh O'Keefe back from a two-month injury lay-off.

The 24-year-old broke his arm against Alfreton Town in August and marked his comeback by scoring a 90th-minute winner in Saturday's FA Cup fourth qualifying round clash with Hornchurch.

Goal-shy Bulls

Since Josh O'Keefe broke his arm Hereford have played 11 Conference Premier matches and scored just eight goals, drawing a blank on five occasions.

"It's no coincidence the goals have dried up since Josh got injured," Foyle told BBC Hereford & Worcester.

"He runs beyond the striker and into the box - we've really missed that."

O'Keefe joined the Bulls in September 2012 and scored 13 times in Conference Premier last term.

He ended the season in fine form, hitting nine goals in his last 15 appearances.

"He gives us something different. We haven't had anyone with the legs to do what he does," Foyle added.

"The rest of our midfield stay the safe side because it takes a brave man to make the runs into the box that Josh does."