DANNY Williams returns from suspension to spearhead Hereford United's assault at Nationwide Conference rivals Morecambe tomorrow.

The onus will fall on the midfielder to fill the creative void left by the absence of play-maker, Ben Smith, who is serving a one-match ban.

Smith scored two of the goals in United's 3-0 win over the Shrimps earlier in the season and the other scorer on that day, Steve Guinan is also out, while he continues rehabilitation on his knee.

New loan signing Chris Palmer from Derby County is in the squad but Andy Tretton's return has been put on hold as a precaution.

With the Conference campaign heads towards the pivotal months of February and March, Turner is looking for maximum points to stay on the heels of leaders Chester City.

That, however, will prove easier said than done, with Jimmy Harvey's Morecambe side boasting the best home record in the division, with 10 victories in 13 matches and just one defeat at Christie Park.

"Morecambe have always been highly respected as a home team and we've had some difficulties up there in the last few seasons," said Turner.

"But we playing with a lot of confidence and we've got the ability to work hard and are capable of getting a result there."

Turner stressed the importance of United staying in touch with the leaders.

"We've got to keep that gap close to Chester who play Forest Green and, with the greatest respect to them, will be getting three points," said Turner.

"Then we are kicking our heels the following week because Telford are in the FA Cup and the week after it's the Trophy.

"With two Saturdays free it's important we sign off for our mini-break with a win to stay in touch with Chester."

The Shrimps, last year's runners-up, have won their last four home matches while victories in their opening two games of the New Year have hauled them up to seventh place.

Former Bulls midfielder Harvey, in charge at Morecambe for 10 years, is confident of a better end to the season following a poor October and November.

He said: "From the start of the season we have never really hit any form. We have had lots of problems along the way but I feel we are settling into it now.

"All the injuries are clearing up and we are getting players back into it with a few games under their belts.

"We haven't been very good compared to the standards we set last year but we are still in touching distance."

FORMCAST: Shrimps to edge out Bulls 1-0.