HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling has urged his side to put on a professional display when they make the long trip to Blyth Spartans on Saturday.

The Bulls have been without a game since their disappointing 2-0 defeat against Bradford (PA) on October 27.

Blyth have won just one of their opening six games, losing four and drawing the other.

However, Gowling says his side will 'need to do the basics right' in Northumberland.

"There has been some strange results already with Bradford (PA) beating us and then Alfreton," said Gowling.

"Blyth beat Curzon Ashton which was a really strange result.

"We started poorly against Bradford and then controlled the second half but didn't really threaten as much as I'd have liked.

"At this level and in this league anybody can beat anybody.

"It's a long journey for the boys and we have got to go there and get a result.

"The likes of York and Chester it's easy for the lads to get up for as they're tipped for promotion.

"Blyth is a different type of game and we have to approach those games right.

"We don't want to be in the same situation as last year fighting against relegation.

"We go into every game thinking we can beat anybody but we have got to do the basics right.

"We have got to go to Blyth and not give them anything to hold onto.

"We've got to go there and be professional."

The Bulls are returning to full strength with Demitri Brown has returning to training and Ben Pollock short of match fitness after having a knee operation during the summer.

Gowling added that the lockdown of sports facilities means that his players are having to get changed in their cars prior to training at their Warwick base.

Hereford will play four games in a row during November after their home game against Kettering was re-arranged for November 28.

The Bulls were initially due to play at Darlington that day, however that game is to re-arranged due to their involvement in the FA Cup on that day.

After travelling to Blyth this weekend Hereford will now host Gloucester City on Tuesday (November 17); Chorley on Saturday, November 21; and then Kettering.

Playing behind closed doors Gowling added that the home advantage has gone.

"At our ground for teams who are used to play in front of 300 people it affects them coming to Edgar Street and playing in front of 2,500 people," added Gowling.

"Where as our players are used to that crowd, they can maintain their focus and deal with the pressure better so we are disadvantaged.

"Despite us being in the bottom half the last two seasons we are still a big scalp for the smaller teams and they want to beat us.

"We have got to raise our game and focus more for the likes of Blyth."