HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling says his players are 'made aware' that fans are watching at home when they play.

The Bulls will be looking for their first home win of the season when they face Chorley at Edgar Street this afternoon.

After two home league defeats to Bradford (Park Avenue) and Gloucester City the Bulls will be looking to turn their fortunes.

"Without fans the home team advantage goes out the window," said Gowling.

"Especially at a big club like our, not having the fans to be able to cheer us on and push us on is difficult.

"Clubs want to come to Hereford and raise their games because of the nature of the football club.

"Our fans are notorious and teams that come to Edgar Street know what they're coming into, the lions den with a roaring crowd.

"The situation is what it is at the moment there's no fans. If you look at our home performances we have had enough chances to win a couple of games of football.

"Although we've not got a win at home yet I don't want to make it a thing because we've had enough opportunities to win two games of football and we should really be unbeaten right now.

"Not having fans in the stadium is disheartening and you want 2,500+ in the ground.

"It's just fantastic that they get an opportunity with our stream to watch an entertaining game of football with good commentary and a good stream.

"It's a good thing that we've got that, fans can put some money back into the club and help the club and get to watch football which is the most important thing.

"The lads know that they're watching. Before we go out the lads are made aware there's a live stream and fans will be watching.

"They better play well as when they (fans) come back I'm sure they will get on their backs.

"The fans saw from the stream on Tuesday night that they (Gloucester) are top of the league, but was there any difference between the two teams I would beg to differ.

"From our point of view from the budget we've got and their budget there's not much difference is there.

"It tells us that the club are doing the right things and going in the right direction.

"The biggest thing from home and away is that we've gone a goal up away.

"That's the only difference really. I look at our squad and I'm really proud the way that they've implemented the game plans that we've put in."

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Yan Klukowski is out with a hamstring injury and Ben Pollock is also out injured.

Demetri Brown is also back in contention after returning to training after recovering from injury.

Chorley, who were relegated from the National Premier last season, sit in 21st with one win, one draw and four defeats to their name.

However, Gowling is aware of the danger they will provide.

"They're a good side and have got a big striker up top," he added.

"He is a big physical lad who was at Grimsby so I know him well.

"They got the win the other night and have had a good cup run so they're a good team.

"They haven't got the results and things haven't gone their way but they're a good, solid and organised team so it's going to be a tough game."