GOALKEEPER Paul White is set to play against his former side Kettering Town this afternoon for Hereford.

The 26-year-old from Ireland, started his career at Cork City before moving to Forest Green Rovers in 2013.

He has also played at Gloucester, Boreham Wood and Accrington before moving to Kettering, where he has spent the last four seasons making 200 appearances.

White featured well in both Hereford's 1-0 win over his former side at Edgar Street and their 0-0 draw in March.

Hereford manager Josh Gowling says he is performing a different type of role this season with Hereford.

"I've spoke to White a lot and we're asking him to do something different," said Gowling.

"At Kettering last year he was very much direct and they weren't asking him to play out much from the back.

"Sometimes when you're asking someone to do something different you get a bit of a dip.

"He's had his little dip and he's come through it now and he's the confident White that we all know.

"He comes for crosses well, he talks well and commands his box well.

"We're expecting him to kick on now and get better and better as the weeks go on.

"It's a new environment for everyone, we're pretty much a new squad and everyone has got to find their feet.

"It's difficult with stop, start, stop, start. It's probably been us York and Boston have stopped more than most.

"It's getting lad to really find their feet and with their confidence once they have a run of games their confidence takes off.

"Hopefully we'll have a run of games now and the lads will go strength to strength."

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Paul White. Picture: Steve Niblett

Looking for a first home win

Hereford come into the tie looking for a first home win of the season after a run of two defeats and one draw at Edgar Street.

"We're playing well, doing everything right and getting into good areas, added Gowling.

"It's just a case of being a bit more ruthless now that's the biggest thing.

"If you get them opportunities it's just finishing them. It will come and we'll take them opportunities."

Kettering Town

Today's visitors sit bottom of the National League North with four points from six games.

On Tuesday night they played out a 1-1 draw with Guiseley with Connor Kennedy scoring.

Former Bulls player Mike McGrath was also part of that side.

Kettering Town have made the additions of striker Kyle Perry and defender Rhys Sharpe ahead of the game.

"Paul Cox's teams are direct, play on the front foot and look to pick up second ball and exploit long throw ins," added Gowling.

"There's a lot to watch and make sure we do those things well.

"Paul Cox has been in the game a long time and gets results. We've got to be on our metal and on our game."

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Kyle Perry in action for Worcester City. Picture: David Griffiths

No Tom Owen-Evans

Tom Owen-Evans will miss today's game through suspension.

Kyle Finn or Samir Nabi will be both hoping to replace him.

Gowling says it's an opportunity for someone else to prove they deserve a starting place.

"We'll have to bring in someone else, but it's a squad game," added Gowling.

"Now is someone's opportunity to take that shirt and if they play well Saturday they'll be in contention to play the following game."

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Kyle Finn. Picture: Steve Niblett

Place on the bench available

Dylan Jones, Toby Raison and Brandon Hall are all in contention for the final spot on the substitutes bench.

"We haven't got the biggest squad in the world," added Gowling.

"Dylan, Toby and Brandon have missed out last week so there's an extra spot on the bench.

"We'll be looking at bringing one of those three on the bench."