HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling says his side will 'throw the kitchen sink' at the next seven games.

The Bulls travel to AFC Fylde on Saturday sitting in 11th and just two points outside the play-off positions.

Gowling knows how difficult a trip to third placed Fylde will be but is prepared to throw everything at a win.


“James Rowe has got them playing good football," said Gowling.

“We’ve got to win games of football. For us we’re going to go there and try and win. We will go on the front foot and play.

“We’re just going to throw the kitchen sink at it. We’ve got seven games until the end of the season to make the play-offs so that’s the tack we’re going to take.

“The lads want to do it, the lads want to get forward and commit men forward and we’re going to see what comes of it.

“We’ve got seven cup finals from now until the end of the season to reach our goal.

"If you look at the run we've had with draws they've actually put us in good stead and in a good position.

"We always go out to win games. Sometimes you need a reminder that we've not been in this position before so players might be a bit reserved and a bit nervy.

"If you look at the home games, it feels nervy, the atmosphere feels nervy and a bit tense.

"We're going to try and release those shackles and we're just going to go one game at a time."

Despite the Bulls sitting within touching distance of the play-off positions they have won just two of their last 10 league matches.

Inexperienced players

Hereford Times: Aston Villa loanee Seb Revan is one of the inexperienced players in the Hereford side. Picture: Steve Niblett/Hereford FCAston Villa loanee Seb Revan is one of the inexperienced players in the Hereford side. Picture: Steve Niblett/Hereford FC

Gowling says that the inexperience of his squad has meant performances have been up and down.

"It wasn't the best performance on Saturday (against Alfreton)," added Gowling.

"What we have to take into consideration is that we've lost players along the way which has weakened our squad.

"If you look at the teams around us we're probably all much of a muchness.

"Everybody is losing games which is why we're well and truly still in the mix.

"We've had opportunities to get into the play-offs which we haven't taken yet.

"We're still pushing forward and will go right the way until the end.

"We are where we are as a squad and need to find a way of getting to that next level and that's what we need to look at as staff.

"If you look at the average age of the side we played against Alfreton we've got a young side.

"With young players they are going to ebb and flow. Their performances are going to be up and down all season which is how we've found ourselves.

"It's about finding that consistency and those older and experienced players to come in and guide the younger lads through.

"When we've lost players along the way they go you're re-building again.

"That is why the season has ebbed and flowed because we've had a lot of changes over the season.

"We've re-built the side a good few times which is what we've had to do.

"We have to be flexible and I have to be flexible and adapt to what goes on in the football world.

"We have to keep working hard, especially away from training, to make sure we have options if anything happens.