HEREFORD FC are expected to name some of their youth team players in their Herefordshire FA County Challenge Cup game against Hartpury University.

Bulls manager Josh Gowling says that their National League North fixtures take priority and he will field a side of first team fringe players and those from the under-18 community side.

Miles Storey could make a return as part of his recovery from a hamstring injury and Ryan McLean is suspended for Saturday’s league game at Spennymoor so could also feature.

Further Bulls players who have not featured in the first team recently and could play include Andres Sondergaard, Pa Njie, Justice Campbell and Sam Fitzgerald.

Under-18 skipper Ryan Price has impressed the Bulls manager so far this season and could feature along with several of the youth players.

“It will be players who haven’t played and the youth team lads, we’re not going to change that,” said Gowling.

“We want a couple of youth team players in there for sure as they’ve got us to the final so they deserve the opportunity to play.

“All the other lads will get a game that haven’t played and Ryan McLean might get a game now as he can’t play on Saturday.

“It’s about the league, to get to the final of the County Cup has been excellent. We have lent on the youth team a lot in that competition and they’ve got us there.

“There will be a lot of them on the bench and a few of them playing, our bread and butter is the league and that’s what we’ve got to concentrate on.”