Hereford United look for some Halloween havoc on BT Sport-televised Skrill Premier trip to Salisbury City (From Hereford Times)
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Hereford United look for some Halloween havoc on BT Sport-televised Skrill Premier trip to Salisbury City
HEREFORD United will be looking to get their season back on track in tonight’s (Thursday’s) televised Skrill Premier clash at Salisbury City.
But the Bulls, who have slipped to 19th place in the table, will have their work cut out to get a good result at newly-promoted City, who are just a place outside the play-off zone.
After losing their first home game to Tamworth, Salisbury have won six of their last seven matches at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium, only dropping points in a 1-1 draw with Braintree and claiming such notable scalps as Grimsby and Wrexham, as well as seeing off Hyde, Chester, Halifax and Aldershot.
Bulls chief, Martin Foyle, who will be returning to his hometown, is confident his side can overturn the form book.
“It will be a very hard game at Salisbury,” he said. “But if we can’t perform on the telly, run around and show that little bit of spirit then we shouldn’t be there.”
Foyle will have some choices to make in his team selection after the win at Hornchurch in the FA Cup.
“We’ve got Ross Dyer back after Mansfield didn’t want him cup-tied and we have Sam Smith available again after suspension,” said the United boss. “Kingsley James trained for most of last week and it was touch and go whether he was going to play at Hornchurch. It has been a frustrating time because we have not been getting the flow which is going to make us a better team.”
Foyle will be sweating on the fitness of centre-back Rod McDonald, who had to come off at Hornchurch with a thigh strain.
Dom Collins is likely to deputise if McDonald misses out.
Sam Gwynne, who was named among the substitutes at Hornchurch after picking up an injury in training, may also come back into contention.