HEREFORD’S new manager Russell Slade wants the Bulls at their best in tomorrow’s visit of Boston United.

Slade was introduced to the players last night and will be in the dug-out alongside Head of Football Tim Harris for tomorrow’s match.

Boston did the league double over Hereford last season winning 2-0 at Edgar Street on the final day of the season and 3-1 in Lincolnshire in October.

The visitors also beat Altincham 5-0 on Bank Holiday Monday.

“They got a great result on Monday and we want to see an end to that,” said Slade.

“We want to see a real desire from our players on Saturday and a real positive attitude in everything they do. I want to see them at their best.

“I want them to be at their best on Saturday as a group as that way I can assess them a little bit easier.”

Slade was at training with the players on Thursday night but didn’t want to interrupt their preparation for Saturday.

He added: “Josh (Gowling) was at Grimsby and Tommy (O’Sullivan) was at Cardiff so I know a couple of the guys. I had a brief conversation with them last night but didn’t want to interrupt the training too much because I know how important that is.

“So Tim and the coaches got on with that work as well in preparation for Saturday’s game.”

Slade comes to the Bulls after being out of the game for 18 months after being sacked from Grimsby in February 2018.

He says that the break has allowed him to ‘look at the game’ and now has his eye on a promotion place with the Bulls.

He added: “I’ve had a nice break out of the game and I think I needed that because I’ve done a lot of games so to have a break, look at the situation and look at the game itself was good for me I think.

“I’ve had one or two opportunities to get back into the game but I didn’t take them. I saw this as a really nice opportunity at a football club that has got a great fan base, great history and has a real chance of progressing a lot further.

“The ambition of the club is to get one of those play-off slots this year. That was the requirement and that’s not going to change.

“We’re going to push and push beyond that as well if we can as well. We will do everything we can to continue the journey.

“That’s where the journey is right now, is in the Conference North, it’s been a steady start to the season but we need to try and build on that now.”

Slade says that a coach will be appointed in the next week to join his management team and that he will be working with Head of Football Tim Harris.

He added: “Over the coming five or six days we should have a coach in place who will work with me.

“It’s all about communication really, that relationship I have with Tim (Harris) and the relationship then he has with the board.

“It’s all about talking and being open and transparent in everything we do really. What I will bring is that experience and also that ability to see players that are in the league that might be able to help us.”