THOUGHTS of their FA Cup replay with Leicester City will be banned for Hereford United's players tomorrow.

With the Bulls due to visit Filbert Street on Wednesday following last week's goalless draw, there is a danger that tomorrow's Nationwide Conference game at Scarborough (3.00) may be pushed into the background.

But Director of Football Graham Turner does not want United to lose any more ground in the title race -- particularly with a crucial festive double-header against Kidderminster Harriers to follow.

He said: "It will be a tough one up at Scarborough, especially amid all the distractions we have had over the last few days as well as the forthcoming one.

"We have to be focussed on this game. We have four important games coming up -- this one, Leicester and the two Kidderminster matches. We need to go there and get something, and we have to make sure we stay in touch with the leaders in the league."

To that end, he may take the opportunity to keep players fresh by making one or two changes, knowing that the Leicester game may have taken a lot out of some of the players.

Defender Matt Clarke, who has recovered from a bout of 'flu, could come into contention for a starting place, as could midfielder Ian Rodgerson and front men Leroy May and James Wall.

The Bulls are currently ninth in the table but know a good run could lift them right into contention -- they trail leaders Yeovil Town by eight points but have a game in hand.

Mid-table Scarborough, managed by former Bulls boss Colin Addison, drew 4-4 in an Edgar Street thriller back in September and have recently splashed out five-figure fees for three players -- defender Paul Ellender from Altrincham, midfielder Gareth Williams from Hull and striker Chris Tate from Halifax -- in a bid to try and regain their Football League status at the first attempt.

Hereford (from): Jones, Lane, Sturgess, Snape, Wright, James, Parry, Taylor, Elmes, Williams, Fewings, Rodgerson, May, Clarke, Wall, Rudall.