Bulls punish on-loan keeper
Darren Randolph is 'unlikely' to play for Hereford again after refusing to start against Dagenham.
Last Updated: 11/11/08 5:27pm
On-loan goalkeeper Darren Randolph is 'unlikely' to play for Hereford United again after refusing to start the FA Cup tie with Dagenham & Redbridge.
Randolph is on loan at Hereford from Charlton Athletic until January and has made 14 appearances for Graham Turner's side.
Turner has been trying to sign Matt Murray on loan from Wolves and the situation prompted Randolph to decline to play in Saturday's 0-0 draw.
Craig Samson replaced Randolph in the team and Bulls boss Turner has confirmed the Irish keeper is unlikely to figure for the club again before the end of his loan spell.
"The team, which included Darren, was announced to the players prior to Friday morning's training," said Turner in a statement on the club's official website.
"Two hours before kick-off on Saturday, Darren informed me that he had heard we were interested in another goalkeeper therefore he refused to take part in the match.
"Had he been a contracted player with us his contract would have been terminated for a serious breach of its terms. However, being on a standard loan the maximum disciplinary action we can take is to fine him two weeks' wages.
"Darren has to remain our player until January, but it is unlikely that he will play for us again."