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Hereford United boss hopes Ebbsfleet defeat was just a blip on the road
HEREFORD United hope to rekindle their strong away form at Cambridge United tomorrow (3pm).
The Bulls went down 1-0 at lowly Ebbsfleet United last Tuesday for their first defeat away from Edgar Street since losing at Lincoln City on November 17.
Manager Martin Foyle felt his side were second-best for much of the Blue Square Bet Premier contest and will look for an improvement at the Abbey Stadium.
Having beaten Kidderminster Harriers and drawn at Grimsby Town on their travels in 2013, Hereford have shown they are capable of getting results at higher-ranked opponents.
Captain Luke Graham also feels United, who are one place below tomorrow’s opponents, are better suited on the road and he is looking forward to setting the record straight.
The centre-half said: “We have been very confident away from home because teams have got to come at you more so we can soak up pressure at the back and hit teams on the counter. It has worked away from home.
“We dug in at Ebbsfleet, kept the scoreline down and created a couple of chances ourselves. We could have won or drawn that game.
“Cambridge has always been a good place to go for me personally and I always get good results there.
“We are relishing the games coming quickly and it gives us a chance to put things right.”
Defender Michael Townsend (calf) is still out but Foyle has no fresh injury concerns and could therefore name the same side for the third successive match.
However, with a glut of fixtures coming up including eight in March, he may look to shuffle his pack after bringing striker Marlon Jackson and winger Brian Smikle off the bench against Ebbsfleet.
Richard Money’s Cambridge seek a first win in four league matches following defeats to Kidderminster, Alfreton and Mansfield.