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Hereford United buoyed by derby triumph
8:00am Friday 4th January 2013 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
HEREFORD United head into one of their toughest games of the season to date buoyed by a winning start to 2013.
The Bulls, fresh from edging out Kidderminster Harriers 1-0 on New Year’s Day, head to Blue Square Bet Premier leaders Grimsby Town tomorrow (3pm).
Hereford lost 2-0 to the Mariners at Edgar Street in September but are confident ahead of their trip to Blundell Park.
Manager Martin Foyle, whose side have games in hand on the teams above them following postponements and FA Cup matches, said: “It’s probably one of the hardest games for us.
“But we looked at Kidderminster and Grimsby and thought that if we were going to do something in the league we needed to pick up results against them.
“It was a good start against Kidderminster, so we are looking forward to it.
“Sometimes when teams have played more games you can get in a false position but if we can pick up some wins over the next four or five fixtures we can certainly be in that (play-off-chasing) bunch.
“We just need to find that bit of consistency at home.
“We enjoy playing away because the pitches are better and we can get the ball down and play.”
New signings, striker Chris Sharp and on-loan Burton Albion right-back Andy Corbett, are set to continue in the side after making their debuts against Kidderminster.
Striker Ryan Bowman played the last 24 minutes as a substitute at Aggborough on his return from a hamstring injury and could be in the frame to start tomorrow.
Midfield duo Will Evans and Sam Clucas are doubts after missing the victory with foot and knee injuries respectively.
Foyle is set to add Fulham’s New Zealand London 2012 Olympic defender James Musa, 20, to his squad with striker Phil Marsh returning to Forest Green Rovers at the end of his loan spell.