Hereford ready to tackle league leaders

Hereford ready to tackle league leaders

Hereford ready to tackle league leaders

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HEREFORD United are eager to get the better of the weather and return to action at Skrill Premier leaders Luton Town tomorrow (3pm).

Waterlogged pitches claimed Tuesday's trip to Wrexham and last Saturday's home match against Macclesfield Town.

But Luton, three points clear of Cambridge United at the summit, have a pitch cover in place at Kenilworth Road in a bid to beat the elements.

The Bulls are looking to return to winning ways after losing 3-0 at Woking in their last match, which ended a run of five games without defeat.

Hereford assistant manager Andy Porter said: “They have gone and spent some money on a cover

and so, fingers crossed , it should go ahead.

“This weather has been awful and it makes training difficult, with training outside impossible and all the indoor venues getting booked up.

“But everyone is in the same situation and the lads are champing at the bit — they just want to get a game in.

“It’s a hard place to go but we are playing the league leaders and everyone raises their game for that.”

Tomorrow's match will also see Bulls skipper Luke Graham and striker Dan Walker return to their former club.

Meanwhile, chairman David Keyte admits that the postponement of the Macclesfield match has put more pressure on the club's fragile finances.

The game was the only scheduled home fixture in February, with Wrexham's visit next up on Saturday, March 1.

Keyte said: “Losing our one home fixture in February will certainly not improve our financial state.

"We continue to look for investors but the costs of running the club are between £2,500 and £3,000 per day and the bills keep coming in.

“We are due to pay the wages on the last Friday of the month and we will be adrift.”

However, Keyte believes the long-term prognosis is more promising after signing new lease for Edgar Street this week.

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