HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling will be hoping some of his players pass late fitness test ahead of tomorrow's trip to Alfreton Town.

The Bulls head to seventh placed Alfreton looking for a second league victory of the season.

However, Gowling said some of his players picked up knocks during last Saturday's FA Cup defeat against Solihull Moors.

"We have picked up a few niggles from the game (against Solihull Moors) and in training," said Gowling.

"We will look to see what they are like on Saturday. Some of the lads will probably have late fitness tests on Saturday to determine whether they are going to be available or not.

"We had a lot of injuries a few weeks ago and had eight out, now we are probably looking at three or four now.

"Everybody is a miss of course but we have lads chomping at the bit to play.

"A couple of the lads were carrying things (during the Solihull game) and playing through them.

"Obviously it was a pretty tough game and we will see how they react.

"We've had a few negative reactions today in training (Thursday) so we're going to leave it 48 hours and then make a decision."

Loanee forward Ollie Hulbert left the Bulls this week and Gowling said he is looking at a few options to come into his side but they won't be done before Saturday.

"We have been fortunate that we've been able to do some of the loans for nothing," added Gowling.

"Which is where we are at so it's fortunate that me and Steve have some good contacts that we can call upon and twist their arm and get their younger players out on loan.

"It helps with a club like Hereford and the fanbase we have clubs like their lads coming out to us as they want them to get used to playing in front of big crowds.

"We are always looking."

Gowling hopes his side will get the first goal at Alfreton as they look to climb the National League North.