Hereford United Director of Football Graham Turner says an FA Trophy run is crucial to the club's future survival.

Turner's men entertain fellow Nationwide Conference outfit Leigh RMI tomorrow (3pm), knowing that defeat will effectively end their season and deny the cash-strapped Bulls much-needed revenue.

But Turner is confident his players will also realise the significance of the game and have enough to see off the Conference new boys.

The Trophy represents the Bulls' last chance of glory this season following earlier defeats in all other cup competitions, while they trail Conference leaders Yeovil Town by a massive 15 points.

"We have had a very disappointing record in the Trophy," said Turner. "I don't think we have got past the last 64 since I've been here.

"But everybody realises how important tomorrow's game is, and a final at Villa Park will be a lovely game to look forward to if we can get there.

"The players certainly know how important the game is and the rewards on offer for going all the way."

But Turner says Leigh, who drew 1-1 at Edgar Street in the Conference back in September, will be no mugs.

He added: "We have to respect Leigh -- so far they have done particularly well against sides in the top half of the table and have a very good away record.

"But we have worked hard in recent games and we will be ready for it."

Turner is also appealing for United's fans to turn out in force and swell the gate to above the club's break-even figure of 2,500.

He said: "We would like to see them turn out in numbers, although that is something you can't always influence. We certainly hope for some good support tomorrow."

Hereford's side tomorrow will be boosted by the return of midfielder Michael McIndoe following a one-match suspension, while Matt Gardiner is fit to resume in the centre of defence following a hamstring injury.

Fellow defenders Paul Sturgess and Matt Clarke are expected to shake off knee problems.

However, influential skipper Ian Wright remains sidelined with a hamstring problem and last week's substitutes Paul Moran, Craig Hanson and John Shirley are all nursing knocks, although long-term injury victims Tony James (hamstring) and Paul Parry (ankle) are almost ready to resume training.

If tomorrow's game is drawn, the replay will be at Leigh's Hilton Park ground on Tuesday (February 6).

Should there be a positive result, United will entertain Woking in the Conference instead.

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