Hereford United FA Cup keeper crisis over

David Cornell
Welsh Under-21 keeper David Cornell is on loan from Swansea City

Hereford's goalkeeping crisis is over after they reached a deal for Wales Under-21 international David Cornell to face Yeovil in the FA Cup on Saturday.

United were angry that the Football Association of Wales would not let Cornell play, despite Wales Under-21s not being in action until Tuesday.

But boss Jamie Pitman told the club websiteexternal-link: "We are delighted that they have allowed David to play for us."

United's other keepers Adam Bartlett and Russell Hoult are injured.

Pitman continued: "With injuries to Adam and Russell, we were at a point where we had no fit goalkeeper and struggling to bring a new one in.

"We are very pleased that common sense has prevailed."

The Bulls' opponents Yeovil have goalkeeping problems of their own.

The League One side will field goalkeeping coach Gareth Stewart because loanee Marek Stech is in the Czech Republic Under-21 squad.

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