HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling expects balls to be launched into the box by Southport during tomorrow’s game at Haig Avenue.

The Sandgrounders are unbeaten at home this season with four wins and four draws in the league and the Bulls boss expects a direct threat.


“The pitch has a nice little drop to it,” said Gowling.

“They’ve also got a guy who can throw it into the box from the halfway line, so they have got a really long throw.

“They will be direct; they get runners off well and they like putting balls in the box so it will be a tough game.

“We’ve got to be like we have been switched on, disciplined, organised and take our chances when we get them.

“Going away to a place like Southport they haven’t been on a bad run themselves so chances will be few and far between.

“So when we do get them chances we need to put the ball into the back of the net.”

Miles Storey is back in light training after recovering from a concussion injury against Guiseley last month as is Ben Pollock.

Gowling said a few other players are carrying ‘niggles’ and missed training on Thursday as a precaution.

The Bulls go into the game on the back of five league victories which has drawn them level on points with a play-off position.

“It’s been good but we want more,” added Gowling.

“We’re looking at where we are now and in amongst the big boys. We need to rest up and be ready to go again.

“We’re on target for our points target so it’s an opportunity if we get the result we want to be over our points target for the five-game period game we’ve got.

“Our away form has been pretty decent. We’ve got to have the same mentality we’ve had at home. They will come at us a bit more than some teams would at our home but we’ve just got to be strong, solid, resilient and build ourself a platform to build off.

“I’d like to think we’ll take what they’ve got, dish some back and hopefully get a result from it. We’ve got to go there and look to get something out of the game and look to keep our unbeaten run going.”