Hereford United face a defensive crisis as they look to put their off-the-field problems behind them at Telford United tomorrow (3pm).

Skipper Ian Wright (hamstring) and Matt Gardiner (ankle) were both injured in last week's 3-2 Nationwide Conference victory over Hayes at Edgar Street.

Both are rated as doubtful for tomorrow's game by Director of Football Graham Turner, although Gardiner is the more likely of the pair to be fit.

With Tony James still ruled out by a hamstring problem, it presents a big dilemma for Director of Football Graham Turner to go along with the club's well-chronicled financial troubles, which he described as "critical" this week.

Midfielder Michael McIndoe is also sidelined for the trip to the Bucks Head through a one-match suspension for accumulated bookings.

But leading scorer Gavin Williams is expected to be fit after having to come off against Hayes through an ankle infection.

Kerry Giddings, who replaced him as substitute and scored two goals, has a good chance of coming back into the starting line-up, having also netted a brace for the Central Conference side in midweek. Young Jimmy Quiggin is also in contention.

Providing the Bucks Head pitch survives the weather -- it has suffered badly from waterlogging since the redeveloped ground was opened in October -- the Bulls are in for a tough game against a Telford side managed by Jake King, who played under Turner when he managed Shrewsbury Town.

Turner said: "They have got behind on their fixtures because they have had a lot of problems with the playing surface, but they have a decent home record.

"But we are in reasonable form ourselves. Despite the defeat at Northwich a couple of weeks ago we will ourselves. Despite the defeat at Northwich a couple of weeks ago we will go there with a a little bit of determination and confidence.

"All the off-the-field problems will be have to be put to one side when we go out on the field tomorrow."

The Bulls recorded a rare home win over Telford back in September, 2-0 with midfielders Phil Robinson and John Snape on target.

Hereford (from): Cooksey, Clarke, Sturgess, Robinson, Wright, Gardiner, Wall, Rodgerson, Snape, Elmes, Williams, Giddings, Quiggin, Baker, Moran, Hanson.