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Bulls chasing a revival in fortunes
1:41pm Friday 21st February 2014 in Sport
HEREFORD United head to Dartford tomorrow (3pm) aiming to arrest a slump in their recent away form.
Having gone unbeaten throughout January, an achievement which earned Martin Foyle the Skrill Premier manager of the month award, February has so far been a month to forget.
The Bulls began with a 3-0 defeat at Woking and then followed it up by being on the receiving end of a 7-0 hammering at league leaders Luton last Saturday.
That match was a dramatic capitulation, with six of the Hatters' goals coming in the second-half at Kenilworth Road.
With Foyle admitting that the result had not surprised him, suggesting that there was unrest behind the scenes, these are concerning times on the pitch for Hereford.
They already have well-documented financial troubles, despite the boost of signing new leases at Edgar Street, and the team's good run of results had been their saving grace.
Foyle has moved to address those issues in the squad ahead of tomorrow's trip to Kent.
He explained: “We’ve given them a bit of stick – the good players hold their hands up and accept that they are wrong; the poor players will come up with more excuses and try to hide under the blanket.
“We’ve had a good look at the DVD of the match at Luton. It’s easy to destroy players and I just felt that the group was breaking up a bit, not little cliques or anything like that, but excuses start to come out."
Hereford face a Dartford side third-from-bottom in the table but with three wins from their last four matches.
They thrashed Woking 5-1 at Princes Park last Tuesday and also recorded victories at Wrexham and Kidderminster Harriers.