PAUL Sturgess could become the latest addition to Hereford United's squad.

The 24-year-old former Charlton and Millwall defender could figure in tomorrow's friendly at Worcester City (3.00), after impressing in the midweek victory over Coventry City.

Director of Football Graham Turner is keen to sign the player but admits personal terms could be a stumbling block - Sturgess lives in Kent.

Turner said: "There is a possibility he might be back with us for the Worcester game. I have outlined the sort of area where we might be able to make him an offer - the ball is now in his court."

The Dartford-born player made 51 appearances for Charlton before moving on to Millwall.

Tomorrow's game could also see the return of striker Steve Piearce, who has not played since suffering a thigh injury in the Wolves game more than two weeks ago.

"It seems to be two steps forward and one step back with him," added Turner. "He thinks he is just right and then something else happens. He has to prove now that he is fit."

Young winger Paul Parry is also expected to return to action after recovering from a virus and should play part of the game, while striker Paul Fewings should have shaken off a slight groin problem.

But defender Chris Lane is not expected to have recovered from a back problem in time to play.

Turner is looking forward to the derby clash tomorrow. "It is near enough the final full first-team fixture before the season starts. Worcester will, I think, have a very good season and it is a fair test for us.

"It will be more in keeping with what we will encounter in the Conference this season."