Canham is in the frame - Hereford United boss Pitman

Sean Canham
Canham scored four goals in 13 appearances for Bath

Hereford United manager Jamie Pitman has hinted striker Sean Canham could be in line for a first-team recall.

Canham has impressed the Bulls boss during a two-month loan spell at Bath.

"I have watched him and [director of football] Gary Peters watched him and he has done really well there," he told BBC Hereford & Worcester.

"We felt it was better he was back with us and I am sure he has got the bit between his teeth now so he might well figure in our plans."

Canham, 27, was originally signed by Pitman's predecessor Simon Davey on a two-year contract.

But it appeared his days at Edgar Street were numbered earlier this season when the Hereford boss made it clear the striker did not figure in his plans.

The striker netted four times in 13 appearances for Blue Square Bet Premier Bath.

"He has looked like being a goal threat and the feedback I have got from everybody has been really good," added Pitman.

"The way we're playing at the moment, we need someone like Sean who works very hard and chases everything."

The Bulls have struggled to field a settled striking combination this season and Pitman admits that has been a frustration.

"We have been limited in what we have been able to do in terms of injuries and suspensions," he said.

"But the way we are playing is so intense that it is difficult to do it week-in, week-out.

"With Yoann Arquin it has been very much like it was with Mathieu Manset - it took him 18 months to settle in.

"We have been trying to rush Yoann through that as he has got everything you need to be a very good player.

"It has taken time but I feel we are getting there now."