Hereford United's FA Cup run has saved them from having a serious cash-flow problem over the next few weeks.

A quirk of the fixture list mean that starting with today's trip to Hednesford Town, six of United's next seven Nationwide Conference games are away from home.

They only have a home clash with Dover Athletic on February 19 to break the monotony of a travelling sequence that will test the durability of the fans as well as the players.

United also visit Northwich Victoria next Saturday, Doncaster Rovers on February 12, Hayes on February 26, Stevenage Borough on February 28 and Nuneaton Borough on March 4 before they are back at Edgar Street to face Hednesford again on March 11.

But the £200,000 generated from their Cup run, which saw them bow out to Leicester City in a third round replay, will prove vital in keeping cash-strapped United solvent during this tricky period.

There is no more money available from an FA Umbro Trophy run following their shock defeat at Ryman League outfit Billericay Town.

Hereford's Director of Football Graham Turner said: "The shortfall problem is really tempered by the FA Cup run we have had.

"That will subsidise our day-to-day running from now until the end of the season, although there is unlikely to be money available to buy players."

Turner is more concerned at the effect the sequence could have on their league position, having dropped to 14th place in the table and within six points of the drop zone following a run of seven matches without a win.

Hereford's poor run has seen them collect only eight points away from home out of a possible 30.

Turner added: "Our away form this season hasn't been the best, so we have to put that right during this period."