HEREFORD manager Russell Slade says that he ‘loves a little cup run’ and will be targeting a place in the second qualifying round with a victory over Truro on Saturday.

Hereford will meet Truro again in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup, after meeting in the same round last season.

The Bulls drew 0-0 at Edgar Street before winning the replay 4-3 in extra-time.

Southern League Premier South side Truro sit a tier below the Bulls in the non-league pyramid after being relegated last season from the National League South.

Truro currently sit in fourth in the league with a record of: five wins, one draw and and two defeats.

Speaking about the Truro tie, Slade said: “Over the years I like the cup.

“I like a little run in the cup so if they think they’re switching off Saturday they’re mistaken because I love a little run in the cup.”

During their 2-1 win against Gateshead on Tuesday night Jared Hodgkiss came off with a groin injury while Jason Pope also felt tight. The pair were due to be assessed on Wednesday.

When asked if he will play some of the fringe players for the tie, Slade added: “I will look at the situation with how the squad is and injuries and stuff like that but I want to win.

“The basics are that we want to go into that game and be the winning team. We will just have to look at the whole group and see where we are because we’ve not had games and now we’ve had two in quick succession so it is important we get those decisions right for Saturday.

“It does open it up a little bit more and one or two others might come into the reckoning but obviously I still want to put out a side that is capable of winning a football match.

When asked if he fancied replay and trip to Truro on Tuesday night? Slade added: “Not really.

“It’s a very nice place and I’ve got nothing against it but no.”

Jordan Nicholson scored a goal and created the second against Gateshead.

“It’s all down to the day and we’ve got to make sure we prepare right and do the business on the pitch,” Nicholson.

“We’ll definitely give it a good go on Saturday.”

When asked if he had memories of cup runs? Nicholson added: “Not for me personally but hopefully with this group of lads we will pull something off.”