HEREFORD Head Coach Marc Richards says the next two away games against relegation rivals Ashton United and FC United are like any other game.

The Bulls sit eight points above Saturday's opponents Ashton in 20th, but having played two more games.

The following match Hereford head back up North to play FC United in 21st, who currently sit 10 points behind Richards' side.

"I think they are just like any other game as you can only get three points from a win so it doesn't matter if we pick that up against Ashton or FC United or a Stockport at the top of the table, it's still only three points," Richards said.

"It's just important that we keep building what we are doing."

Bulls defender Josh Gowling said that both ties are 'six pointers'.

"We spoke a couple of weeks ago and said that we wanted to get to this point in the season and have a gap which we have done, but it's not enough," added Gowling.

"We need to kick on and go there (Ashton) looking to get three points. They are six pointers and we've always said you can't lose to teams around you.

"That's our base to start with and then we can work from there. When you play the better teams they are a bit more free flowing and it can be an easier game sometimes.

"When there are teams down there fighting it's tough."