JAMES Wall is set for a rare starting appearance for Hereford United at Kidderminster Harriers on Monday.

The summer signing from Derby County is the favourite to replace Tony James in the centre of defence, having come on as substitute in Monday's 1-1 draw at Edgar Street.

James, a key figure in the Bulls' FA Cup run, faces up to three weeks on the sidelines after damaging ankle ligaments.

Winger Paul Parry, another star of the Cup campaign, is also doubtful for the Aggborough clash with a groin strain, but he stands a greater chance of being fit.

Veteran Ian Rodgerson stands by for a return to the starting line-up as does the transfer-listed Craig Hanson.

Director of Football Graham Turner admits both James and Parry will be sorely missed by the Bulls if ruled out. "Both of them have been playing well lately," he said.

United have no other injury worries as they bid to erase the disappointment of the first game against Harriers, when Paul Fewings' missed penalty late on cost them victory.

Turner said: "If you miss a penalty it is always going to be two points dropped. I thought we did enough to win the game.

"It will be difficult at Kidderminster as they have had a terrific run of late.

"But we know what they are about now, and I feel we can play better."

Turner believes there was a knock-on effect from the heartbreak of their extra-time Cup defeat at Leicester, and this showed up in Monday's game at Edgar Street.

"There was an element of the aftermath of the Leicester game and all that went with it, but we have a bit of time to recover in time for Monday."

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