HEREFORD manager Josh Gowling says that performances in their last four games don’t matter but winning all of them does.

The Bulls come into the game four points outside the play-off positions with four matches to play.

Gowling watched his young side beaten 1-0 at Gloucester City on Monday and says they will need to improve when Bradford (Park Avenue) visit tomorrow.


“We need to win every game now,” said Gowling.

“We need to win all four games to get into the play-offs. Bradford (Park Avenue) have shocked a lot of teams this year as they were probably odds on to go down at the start of the season but are doing alright.

“They have two good front men so will be a tough test for us that’s for sure. It will probably be a tougher test for us than Gloucester and Telford.

“We’ve got to really have a go as if we don’t get a win then the reality is we’re not going to make the play-offs.

“We’ve got to make sure no matter what the performance is, we get the win. Performances don’t matter now it’s the wins that count.

“I wanted us to go for it, be 100 miles per hour, but have the lads got that in their legs right now, it doesn’t look like it so we’re going to look at ways of squeezing the last juice out of them to make sure we get the results.”

With title contenders Brackley and Gateshead to play in the final two matches Gowling wants his side to be in the play-off mix in the final games.

However, he says the pressure of the play-off battle has impacted his young squad.

"The league has been weird all year, nobody wants to get into the play-offs or win the league,” added Gowling.

"It's been a very bizarre season and will probably be the lowest points tally to get into the play-offs this year.

"Everybody is beating everyone, Gateshead are now four points clear so going into the Brackley game the league might be done.

"We just want to put ourselves into a position where we go into the last two games with it all to play for.

"The lads don't want to mess up and want it so bad they have probably tightened up a little bit.

"That isn't getting us where we need to be at the moment so just relax a little bit.

"Everyone is going to make mistakes, that's part of football, but as long as we're learning from them in the game then you'll get a positive outcome.

"We've just got to tweak our mentality a little bit. Again that comes with the experience of being of those positions as an experienced professional.

"If you look at Jarred (Hodgkiss) lately he's probably been our best players as he's been there, seen it and done it.

"We'll definitely been looking at those areas a bit more next season."