Hereford United's FA Cup hero Leroy May has a chance to establish himself in the side.

May, who was only in the starting line-up because of injuries to other players, scored the winner against York City last weekend to earn United a lucrative Sky TV date with Hartlepool United on November 21.

He will keep his place as United return to earth tomorrow with a Nationwide Conference trip to Altrincham (3.00).

The York game was the first time that May had figured in the starting line-up since August.

Director of Football Graham Turner said: "I think it was a challenge to him and he responded with a very important goal for us. The spin-offs from it have been a big thing for the club.

"He needed that game just to get a bit of rustiness out of his system and he should be a lot sharper now.

"He has always scored goals but he has not always been treated right at the clubs he has been at. But he is working hard in training and is determined to succeed."

United are set to be unchanged, with May's fellow front men Paul Fewings, Rob Elmes and Steve Piearce remaining on the injured list.

Piearce is set to have a scan on his back injury after breaking down in training, while Elmes is due to have a hernia operation. Fewings' hamstring injury has improved but he is not yet ready to return.


Turner is anxious that his players do not lose sight of their main priority which is the Conference title -- they are nine points behind leaders Rushden and Diamonds.

"We have to be in touch with the leaders and we need to take three points from Altrincham. We are capable of beating most sides in this league if the focus of attention is right."

Hereford (from): Jones, Clarke, Sturgess, Snape, Wright, James, Parry, Taylor, May, Williams, Rodgerson, Lane, Siddaway, Wall, Hanson, Shirley.