HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling says his side will need to play better than their midweek win when Chester visit on Saturday.

The Bulls have won their last three league matches including a 2-0 victory over Blyth Spartans on Tuesday night.


However, Gowling says his side will need to improve when a free-scoring Chester side visit Edgar Street tomorrow (Saturday).

“It’s going to be a real tough test," said Gowling

“We’re level on points, they (Chester) score an abundance of goals (24 league goals) but they have also conceded 24.

“They’re a passing side, they’ve got really good players in their team and their management team know the level really well and have been successful.

“They were pushing high last season and you expect them to be up there again this season. It’s going to be a real tough test for us.

“We’ve got to be better than we were on Tuesday night that’s for sure.”

Three wins have lifted Hereford up to 14th in the league five points outside the play-off positions and seven points clear of bottom side Blyth.

Gowling said the way his side played in their opening 10 games he was confident that their league form would turn.

“It’s just those finer details that have cost us so far this season and we’ve got them right so far in the last three games which has put us in good stead,” added Gowling.

“When you go in at half-time conceding zero you always give yourself a chance with the firepower we’ve got in this team.

“I’ve been chuffed that we’ve had the Chief (Krystian Pearce) and Brandon (Hall) back and it’s made everyone around them better.

“It’s meant we’ve got a nice solid unit which is nice to see. The lads have been brilliant the whole way through, they’ve always had belief and confidence.

“When you were playing how we were at the start of the season you can’t keep losing games of football.

“We knew we were doing the right things but it would take time to click and gel. Getting a bit of luck and now it has turned but we want to play better.

“We’re winning games but we’re nowhere near the hights that we want to be. We’ve got a lot of work to do.”