HEREFORD first team coach Andy Whing says that getting consistent performances out of their side is the main challenge in the coming months.

The Bulls go into tomorrow's fixture at Southport with a league record of three wins, one draw and two defeats under manager Russell Slade.

Whing had a successful playing career making nearly 350 appearances for clubs including Coventry City, Brighton & Hove Albion, Leyton Orient and Oxford United.

Since his retired Whing has been coaching academy players at Oxford United and Coventry along with under-23s at Kidderminster Harriers.

Speaking about his time so far since being appointed as first team coach.

Whing said: "It's absolutely fantastic and a great football club to be at.

"Obviously I know the manager (Russell Slade) really well and he's a character.

"I get on really well with him and his experience says a lot, what he has done and where he has been.

"For me to come in and learn from him has been fantastic.

"You learn from experience and I'm still relatively new into it and have only been coaching for four or five years.

"I know I've had a half-decent career but it's a little bit different trying to get your methods across, instead of being on the pitch telling people what to do.

"The players have been different class as well as the coaching staff and people behind the scenes.

"I'm definitely still learning of the manager and other coaches.

"We're trying to get our methods across and it's not going to happen overnight, in four, five or six weeks, hopefully there will be a longer process into that.

When asked about what he considers his main challenges for the remainder of the season.

Whing added: "Probably consistency.

"We've done really well in games, can we get that bit of consistency in our performances more than anything.

"If we get consistent performances then the results will follow.

"That's probably the main thing we are looking at in the next months and weeks and we'll go from there."

When asked whether being a part-time club makes training more difficult?

Whing replied: "Not more difficult.

"You can't waste a training session. Sometimes you would have a ticking over session, you have to get your points across in every session really and how we want to play going forward.

"You just have to get more into those training sessions. To be fair to the lads they've responded really well and have been really good so far.

"We've got different things like Hudl where they watch games and training sessions or that sort of stuff.

"It's a really good place to be at the moments and hopefully we can progress in the next few weeks."