UNBEATEN table-toppers Hereford United will lock horns with former captain Ian Wright tomorrow night in a Nationwide Conference clash with Burton Albion at Eton Park.

The powerful central defender, who was a firm favourite at Edgar Street, expects to be fit for the match which should see him do battle with golfing pal Steve Guinan, United's joint top-scorer.

The Brewers have made a mixed start to the new campaign, with three wins and three defeats from eight matches, but Wright says his new team have been playing well.

Wright said: "I am confident that we can get something out of the match.

"I loved my time at Hereford and I am really looking forward to coming up against my old team-mates.

"I have told Nigel Clough all about the Hereford players and I think we can be dangerous at set-pieces.

"I played golf with Guinan recently and apologised to him beforehand because we are going to beat them."

United boss Graham Turner is also looking forward to the trip, and is gearing up his players for a tough battle on the ground where they slipped to a 2-0 defeat last season.

"With the game being on a Friday, all our preparation moves forward a day," said Turner. "Sometimes playing under lights creates a good spectacle and we are not unhappy about going to Burton on a Friday night."

Free-scoring Hereford will then turn their attention to the much-awaited visit on Tuesday night of Shropshire rivals Telford United.

The derby will have added spice because United should line-up against former right-back Matt Clarke and striker John Grant who joined Telford in the closed-season, along with former chief scout and director Ron Jukes.

Former Telford duo David Brown and Jordan King could feature in the Hereford squad after moving to Edgar Street in the summer.

Turner said: "We realise that we will become the side to beat if we stay at the top for very much longer.

"I think we saw those signs on Saturday against Scarborough, who changed their system to play us and challenged us to break them down. We were a bit disappointed with our play but the players did the job they needed to."

Meanwhile, Hereford officials have called on supporters to arrive earlier than normal at Edgar Street on Tuesday to avoid congestion. The away match with Chester City on October 18 is not all-ticket as originally indicated.