A TOUCH of magic is required to end Hereford United's mini-goal drought, says caretaker manager Phil Robinson.

The Bulls travel to fourth-placed Barnet in the Nationwide Conference tomorrow (3pm) with just two goals in their last five games despite a flood of chances.

Robinson admits his side are just lacking a little spark up front that would turn chances into goals.

Striker Rob Elmes is Hereford's top scorer with just six goals from 15 starts and the Edgar Street outfit have slipped to 15th in the table. Hereford won 2-1 victory in the opening day fixture in front of Sky TV cameras but have since won just six times in the league while Barnet have gone from strength to strength.

Exciting forwards Wayne Purser and Ben Strevens have been attracting attention from Football League clubs.

"I'm not surprised Barnet are as high as they are because they were very highly rated and were one of the fancied teams," said Robinson.

"They have got some exciting players and play an attacking brand of football and are always a threat and likely to score goals. We have been working on things at the beginning of the week on where they are going to play and what they are going to do. But we still need to be positive and try and attack them as well.

"It's become a problem again the fact that we are not prolific in front of goal and we need to address it."

Hereford have lost by a single goal three times in their last seven matches and Robinson admits it is frustrating.

"No team has outplayed us and in every game we are getting a -lot of chances. If you look at the statistics they normally show that we have had the most attempts on goal.

"We just seem to be missing that magic formula of being able to put the ball into the back of the net and we need somebody to go on a goalscoring spree."

Captain Ian Wright and midfielders Scott Goodwin and John Snape return from suspension but striker Scott Voice is doubtful and Daniel Davidson (hamstring) is out.

Ian Rodgerson, who has recovered from a thigh strain could be back in the squad.

Keeper Scott Cooksey was due to see a specialist yesterday about his long-standing wrist injury which has wrecked his season to date.

Hereford (from): Baker, M. Williams, Wright, James, Clarke, Goodwin, Robinson, Rodgerson, Snape, Shirley, Elmes, G. Williams, Parry, Quiggin, Piearce, Capaldi, Kevan.

Formcast: Bulls to be undone by Barnet 2-0.