IAN Rodgerson is backing his home-town club to write another chapter in their impressive FA Cup history.

The 33-year-old midfielder believes Hereford United can upset Third Division York City in tomorrow's first round tie at Edgar Street (3.00).

He said: "I think it is going to be a good game and we have every chance of getting through into the next round.

"It is not going to be easy - they are an experienced side - but if we go about the game the right way with the right tempo, we can beat them. If we play to our potential there is no reason why we can't progress."

Rodgerson knows the effect a good cup run could have on both United's Nationwide Conference form and their bank balance.

"Both on and off the pitch it could make our season. Progress and getting a good cup run would give everyone a lift."

Goalkeeper Mark Jones added: "We have quite a reasonable chance as long as we don't play like we did on Saturday.

"If we play like we did when we beat Rushden, we won't be far away."

Defender and skipper Ian Wright is also anxious to put the home defeat against Hayes last week out of their system. "We were just a bit sloppy. It is hard to give reasons why, but we just have to knock that sloppiness out of us.

"The gaffer says York have an experienced side, but we have every chance of beating them."