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In-form Hereford look to continue run
MANAGER Martin Foyle insists the boot will be on the other foot when Hereford United take on Telford at Edgar Street tonight (7.45).
The Bulls have made an impressive start to 2013 with victory at in-form Kidderminster Harriers and picking up a point at leaders Grimsby Town last Saturday, when Ryan Bowman struck the equaliser.
That has lifted them into the Blue Square Bet Premier top 10 ahead of three home games on the spin, starting against the Bucks tonight.
But, having defied the odds on their travels, the Bulls are now favourites against a Telford side struggling in the relegation places and without a win since November.
Foyle said: “I’m delighted with four points from the last two games, Grimsby and Kidderminster away, I don’t think we could have had two harder games on the fixture list at the moment.
“The ball is in our court now. We have had two very hard games when nobody expected us to get anything.
“Now it’s roles reversal and we are expected to beat Telford. We know it’s going to be a difficult game, they can score the odd goal but they concede them as well.”
Hereford, with games in hand on some teams above them following postponements and FA Cup matches, could climb above ninth-placed Mansfield Town with three points on home soil.
Success would also be their first in front of their own fans since beating Luton Town 1-0 more than two months ago. Foyle, whose side entertain Alfreton and Dartford following the Telford clash, added: “We are a few games behind other teams but it would be nice with the next three home games to get some points on the board.”
Former Telford striker Chris Sharp is poised to line up against his ex-employers just days after joining Hereford for £3,000.
Foyle, though, has warned his new recruit to focus on securing victory and not reacting to any antagonism that might come his way. The Bulls boss said: “He can’t get involved with anything, he’s got nothing to prove and hopefully he can settle down, but it’s a difficult game for him.”
Midfield duo Will Evans and Sam Clucas have both returned to training after missing Saturday’s trip to Humberside with respective foot and knee injuries.
On-loan Fulham defender James Musa made his debut against Grimsby on the left-side of midfield and could keep his place.