HEREFORD FC will make a late decision on the availability of midfielder James Vincent ahead of tomorrow's game against Darlington.

The 32-year-old has made 16 starts in the last 17matches for the Bulls.

However, this week has has missed training due to have the flu.

Hereford assistant Steve Burr said that they would make a late decision on his availability.

"We've got a slight problem with James (Vincent)," said Burr.

"He's been flued up this week and not trained. We'll have a look closer to kick-off time with him but he's not been feeling too great this week.

"That's probably going to be a Friday afternoon or Saturday morning decision, depending on how he is."

The absence of Vincent could open the door for Keenan Patten, Ryan McLean or Harry Pinchard.

Ryan Lloyd is also due to miss Saturday's clash but Burr says there has been progress on his back injury.

"He has been in light training this week," said Burr.

"He had a bit of a reaction after Monday's session but it has progressed quite well this week.

"We're looking at probably next week when he'll be back in full training and available a week on Saturday (Blyth Spartans away).

"We're hoping fingers crossed that he has no reaction from a full training session.

"He strained some sort of ligament in his back, at first we didn't think it was too much but it's been niggling away at him."

Hereford captain Jared Hodgkiss is also set to miss Saturday's game but has returned to training after a hamstring injury.

"He's been back in training this week," added Burr.

"Again not ready for Saturday but will be ready for next week.

"That's good news as well with Jared (Hodgkiss)."