HEREFORD United are likely to put plans to sign troubled striker Dai Thomas on hold.

Turner wants to take the 24-year-old Cardiff City player on a month's loan after he impressed during three appearances in friendlies.

But Thomas, who has been suspended by Cardiff following his alleged involvement in trouble during Euro 2000, wants to sort out his problems before committing himself.

Cardiff have just appointed Bobby Gould as their new manager following the takeover of the club by ex-Wimbledon chairman Sam Hammam.

Director of Football Graham Turner said: "I asked Cardiff if he could come out on loan, but it seems he would rather get whatever he wants sorted out down there. I don't know what their line will be with their change of manager and change of chairman, but we won't rule anything out."

That could give Andy Moran, a triallist striker formerly with Tranmere Rovers, another chance to shine.

The 20-year-old replaced the injured Steve Piearce after only five minutes in the 1-0 win over Leicester and Turner said: "He has not been totally fit but has done reasonably well. There is a possibility we might be able to offer him something."

He is likely to figure in the Bulls' final friendly at Gloucester City tomorrow (3pm), but Turner's plans have been hampered by injuries with striker Piearce, midfielders Gavin Williams and Ian Rodgerson and defenders Tony James, Paul Sturgess and Matt Clarke all struggling.

But Turner was boosted by winger Paul Parry's scoring return against Leicester after injury.

"We were quite surprised by him -- he joined in training for the first time on Tuesday so we threw him in for 20 minutes and he looked very bright," he said.