HEREFORD FC manager Russell Slade says that form will go out the window when his side travel to Kidderminster Harriers on Boxing Day.

The Bulls are without a league win in nine games since winning at Leamington back on October 1, but still remain above their hosts in the league.

They could also be without defender Martin Riley for a lengthy spell after the defender popped his shoulder out against Guiseley on Saturday.

“It’s a local derby and I love local derbies,” said Slade.

“In local derbies everything goes out the window as well. It doesn’t matter what form you are in, where you are at or whatever, it’s a local derby let’s bring it on.

“I hope it is entertaining but above all let’s try and get three points. We’ve been a bit unfortunate in the last three games when performances have been solid to say the least.

“Playing Farsley Celtic, York and Guiseley today, all above us in the table and I think we’ve put in solid performances. I think we’ve been very unfortunate to not have won a couple of those games.

“When you have these runs you have just got to stay strong and run harder than the opposition.”

Thursday’s match will see Bulls goalkeeper Brandon Hall return to Aggborough for the first time, after leaving for Edgar Street in the summer.

“We’ve got points that are there to play for over the Christmas period and we’ve got a target and what we want to do,” said Hall.

“It will be a tough test, they (Kidderminster) need wins as well and are in a similar position in the table.

“It’s going to be an interesting one, I’m hoping for a good crowd and a good game. We need the fans behind us and it will be good to be on the receiving end of that with Hereford this year, we are definitely looking for three points and a win would be good.

“Coming here, the fans and the crowd was part of the reason, having been on the receiving end of that for Kidderminster last Christmas.

“We need that again and really spurring on the lads. We can definitely win but so can they, it’s football, it’s going to be an interesting one.

“We’re two different teams and they like to play nice and tidy football, that’s not to say we’re the complete opposite but we will provide a tough test for them.”