HEREFORD players have been urged to ‘keep their focus’ when they make the long trip to Blyth Spartans on Saturday.

The Bulls will be under interim manager Tim Harris and looking for a third win in their opening five league matches following Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over AFC Telford United.

“We will travel up on Friday and prepare as they’ve been prepared all season and last season as well,” said Harris.

“Nothing changes, they need to keep their focus and there is some talent in this squad. We can’t get carried away because we did a half-decent performance against Spennymoor, who are a good side, and then we fell away against Gloucester and certainly again on Saturday (against King’s Lynn) when we were below par.”

Harris is hoping that striker Reece Styche might be available while Raheem Hanley was rested against AFC Telford United with a ‘slight strain’.

Last season Hereford did the league double over Blyth winning at Edgar Street on the opening day of the season 3-0 before picking up a long awaited 3-2 away win.

Blyth have had a terrible start to their league campaign losing all of their opening three fixtures.

“This league is crazy and you can’t take anything for granted,” said Hereford captain Josh Gowling.

“I know they haven’t started great but it’s a tough place to go. We have got to go there and be on it, be disciplined and get the result.”