HEREFORD United manager Jamie Pitman believes the Bulls can use their draw against Cheltenham to inspire them to climb the npower League Two table.

The Edgar Street side entertain Oxford United tomorrow (3pm) having halted a three-match losing streak with last Saturday’s 0-0 draw at the Robins.

Although they failed to hit the target, Hereford kept only their third clean sheet of the season in the league and Pitman says that has given them a platform to build on.

Despite results, which have left the Bulls with only Plymouth below them in the table, the boss insists his team is playing well and capable of better.

He said: “The game against Oxford this weekend is one to look forward to. Hopefully, they will bring a good number of fans and we will get a good atmosphere inside Edgar Street.

“Believe it or not, we have been playing good football — we have conceded too many and not scored enough but those are things we are addressing and will keep working at.

“Once we have two or three wins, and a few goals, under our belts then we are more than capable of going on a run of games where we win a few more.

“But first and foremost, we have got to keep some clean sheets and we have got to start scoring some goals.

“Once we start doing that, then the points will start coming in.”

On-loan Wolves striker Sam Winnall has extended his stay at Edgar Street by a further month, while centre-half Stefan Stam is set to continue after completing 90 minutes against Cheltenham.

However, Joe Colbeck is facing up to four months on the sidelines with knee ligament damage and fellow midfielder Simon Clist, on loan from Oxford, is ineligible.