HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling says that his side can mix it with the best sides in the National League North, as they prepare to take on second placed Kidderminster Harriers at Aggborough today.

Gowling's side beat their local rivals 3-1 at Edgar Street on Boxing Day.

He has been boosted by the return of marksman Lenell John-Lewis and senior defender Yan Klukowski.

Gowling says his side will be the same as played out a goalless draw with Leamington on Monday.

"Things will stay the same," said the Bulls boss

"We haven't got any other bodies so we will have pretty much the same side. Obviously we want to play a bit more football.

"Aggborough is usually a good surface so we would like to get the ball down and play a little bit more.

"We can mix it with the best teams in this league playing football so we've got to go there with the same mentality to go and get a result.

"When they came to us I was actually surprised that they went quite direct and were trying to hustle and bustle us really and beat us up I suppose.

"They can play football and they are where they are in the league for a reason and have had some great results.

"They've got a lot of experience in the team and will play. We've got to match that intensity at their ground.

"Possibly the good thing for us now is they haven't got any home fans so obviously we'll see if we can take advantage of that."

Team news

The Bulls are set to be without  Kennedy Digie or Dan Jones for today's match.

"Kennedy (Digie) has a bit of a set back at the start of the week. He did some work in the gym and his hamstring is still niggly so he won't be back anytime soon.

"Dan Jones did some work today (Thursday) but again it's a bit too soon for him as well."

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