HEREFORD manager Paul Caddis said that the pressure will be off his side when they host National League side Gateshead in the FA Trophy fifth round.

The Bulls overcame Torquay United 2-0 in the fourth round during a convincing display to book their place in the tournament’s last-16.

However, they face a full-time Gateshead outfit who sit eighth in the National League.

“We’re at a stage now where you can’t avoid everyone, but it is probably one of the toughest you can get, albeit at home,” said Caddis.

“It’s winnable, all games are winnable. We’ll give them the respect that they deserve, they are eighth in the division above.

“The pressure will be off us, we’ve just go and enjoy the game and see if we can get into the next round.”

Caddis says he will again field a strong side to challenge Gateshead on February 10 – with just three wins between his side and a Wembley final.

“If you look back through the competition I’ve fielded strong teams the whole way through, yes I’ve made changes but it’s not been polluted with young lads,

“The changes that I’ve made are lads who have played National League North games for us. It will be another strong team and hopefully we’ll get another strong crowd with a National League team coming to Edgar Street.

“It’s one we’ll look forward too, but we’ve got five games from now until then so we’re focusing on the league.”