HEREFORD'S Head of Football Tim Harris says that Saturday's home match against Guiseley is an opportunity to do themselves 'a big favour' in the league.

The Bulls, who sit six points above their visitors, will be without midfielder Theo Wharton and goalkeeper Jahquil Hill who are away on international duty with Saint Kitts and Nevis and Bermuda respectively.

Keiran Thomas will start a two-match suspension, but striker James Waite could return after training with the Wales under-21 side this week.

"We can do ourselves a big favour if we can get a positive result," said Harris.

"We have the chance to put ourselves in a really good position. If you look at Guiseley and the quality they have got there you would say that something is not quite right as they have decent players at this level, but that is their problem.

"If you look at the form guide then we are fifth out of 15 games and you can't take that away from us. It has taken a lot of time, work, blood, sweat and tears over the last months.

"We haven't always got the results the performances deserve but we are really competitive."

The Bulls are also at Edgar Street on Tuesday night when they host play-off chasing Brackley Town.

Wharton and Hill will both be back available for the game on Tuesday.

"Kevin Wilkin has been in there for two or three years and you can't just pick up the pieces and put a team together," added Harris.

"It takes time and Kevin has established a good and consistent National North side who are strong, experienced, pacey and full of energy."