HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling says his side are ‘massive underdogs’ going into their FA Trophy semi-final clash with Woking on Saturday.

The Bulls are just 90 minutes away from a Wembley final in front of a ‘limited number’ of fans on May 22.

Gowling says his players won’t be thinking about any final place on Saturday.

“We will take it as another game,” said Gowling. “If you dangle a big carrot in front of them (his players) that sometimes it goes the other way and I don’t really want to do that.

“It can zap your energy sometimes when you go into a big game and there is so much on it.”

With the National League continuing Woking have played seven games since their quarter-final tie winning just two.

During this time Hereford have been without a game.

Gowling says this makes the visitors favourites for the tie.

“Let’s be real about in Woking are playing week in and week out, training as they are and we’re not playing,” he added. “We’re the massive underdogs regardless of how anybody looks at it, that’s the reality of it. “They are playing competitive football and we haven’t since Aldershot which was a long time ago.

“The ball is firmly in their court, but it’s up to them whether or not they can come to Edgar Street and outwork us.

“It will be interesting to see. I listened to one of their (Woking) lad’s interviews and he said as long as they don’t drop their standards to our level then they will win the game.

“So it’s going to be very interesting to see what standards they are at. “They (Woking) are where we want to be so it’s an opportunity for the lads to pit their wits against a team that is where we aspire to get to. “Obviously they haven’t been on a great run lately and have brought in a few players now in preparation for us, which is very interesting in itself. “We will see what they can bring to the party.

"I know their manager has spoken about if they don’t win he will furlough everyone, so obviously he’s not happy with things there.

“I want to beat them at their best. When we are at our best and they are at their best we will see who’s the better team.

“You want to earn the right to get to the final, I think we’ve had quite a tough route to the semi-final. We’ll keep plugging and continue that unbeaten run.”