HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling is considering playing three in defence for their FA Trophy trip to Aldershot tomorrow as several players are returning from injury.

The Bulls could be without a natural left-back with Callum Rowe recovering from a medial injury and Ryan Lloyd a thigh injury.

“We’re still looking at a couple of lads coming back into the frame that haven’t trained or played,” said Gowling.

“We looked at the three today in training which is possibly the way we’re going to go. We’ve got quality players in that area to pack out the middle of the pitch.

“The way they (Aldershot) are a three at the back probably suits us against them a little bit more.

“Callum has been working with the Aston Villa physios to get himself right so we’re monitoring that at the moment.

“Apart from that we’re all good to go. We’ve got a good defensive unit and obviously the midfielders ahead of them as well,

“Centre halves can’t play well without the midfield pair in front of them and they’ve been fantastic as well this season.”

Hereford will also be without new loanee signing Ryan McLean who is cup tied.

“Ryan McLean has come in, we’ve managed to get it over the line and he’s a real prospect for the future,” added Gowling.

“It’s a shame he’s cup tied so the fans won’t get the chance to see him in a good run of games. Hopefully he will be with us next season and they can see that.

With the National League North classed as ‘null and void’ a defeat at Aldershot on Saturday would see the end of the season.

Gowling says that his side will have to remain focussed against a strong Aldershot side.

“It’s all or nothing isn’t it,” he added.

“We’re all in at the poker table and it’s all in or bust. It’s difficult because that is obviously at the back of your mind but we’ve got to try and block out the noise really and concentrate with the job at hand which is playing against a team who are on a good run themselves and are in the league above.

“We’ve got to make sure mentally we’re focused and we do the basics well. There wide areas are dangerous.

“There front four as a whole are quite dangerous. They’ve got good attacking players, they transition well, they counter-attack well.

“So the defence will have a lot of work on Saturday to keep them quiet. It’s definitely going to be a tough test.

“I feel we’ve still not hit where we want to be playing wise, as a whole I feel things are starting to click a little more but I feel there is still a lot more to come from us but it’s unfortunate that we never had the chance to really fulfil our potential which I know we had this season,”

“It’s a good run, but we wanted more.”