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Foyle sounds warning for Bulls
11:40am Friday 7th September 2012 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
MANAGER Martin Foyle has warned his Hereford United players not to take bottom-of-the-table Hyde for granted tomorrow (3pm).
The Bulls make the trip to Greater Manchester having put back-to-back defeats behind them in beating Woking 2-1 last Tuesday with goals from Ashley Sammons and Sam Clucas.
Hyde, by contrast, are yet to win a match since promotion from Blue Square Bet North, although they have played three of the top five — Forest Green Rovers, Luton and Wrexham — losing to all of them.
Foyle said: “I am always wary of playing promoted teams before the 10-game mark as they are still on the high from promotion.
“I saw them against Luton and I thought they should have beaten them but Luton, like the other top sides, can bring people on to freshen it up. Hyde were very unlucky.
“It’s a potential banana-skin but if we are right they will know they have been in a game.”
Winger Marley Watkins is a doubt with an ankle injury, while centre-half Michael Townsend missed the Woking victory with a back problem.
Striker Marlon Jackson is improving following an ankle injury but won’t be fit to line-up at Ewen Fields.
Fellow forward Tom Nicholls’ loan spell from Exeter City is due to come to an end after tomorrow’s match and Foyle is set to hold talks with the Grecians about a possible extension.
The Hereford boss, who has released home-sick French defender Benoit Dalibard, will also be looking for his team to build on Tuesday’s triumph against the Cards at Edgar Street.
He said: “It was nice to get the three points and make it three wins out of four at home. We got a bit nervy towards the end but in the first-half I thought we were excellent.”