Next Game: Pre-Season Friendly - Melksham Town Away on Saturday 7th July

Friday, October 28, 2005

We need a few wins says James

Hereford United captain, Tony James has told the Worcester News that his side needs to get a few wins together.

"If we can beat Kidderminster, it will be the first time we've won two league games on the run.

"It's been a frustrating start to the season. We are playing well in patches, but the whole package is not clicking together.

"Scoring goals has been a problem. We are struggling to score more than one goal in a game. We are keeping clean sheets -- and that's great for the back lads -- but we need to convert many more of the chances that come our way."

"It's good to have Kidderminster in the league, in that we've now got a proper derby. We've only really had Forest Green before, but they don't get many through the gate. All players enjoy a good atmosphere.

"The game at Alfreton was like playing in front of one man and his dog. You could hear the players talking. But this will be much different and I'm sure our supporters are looking forward to it."

Stuart Watkiss, the Kidderminster manager has also spoken to the Worcester News about the game tomorrow.

"It's a big game at this level and a derby against one of the better teams.

"Hereford have good players and play the game the right way. They have the ability to pass it around and hurt us. It's got all the ingredients of a good game.

"Just lately, we've done much better against the better footballing teams so we are looking forward to it and I do believe we can beat them.

"We haven't overcome the more physical, competitive teams and the biggest thing we've struggled with against those sides is the tempo of the game.

"But in the last two home games against Morecambe and Darlington we've beaten good teams that wanted to get the ball down and pass it. We could have won both by more goals."

Meanwhile Arthur Eastham, the Cambridge City chairman, has thanked Hereford United for agreeing to move next weekend's FA Cup match from Sunday afternoon to Friday evening.

"It makes sense to have the game on Friday night and Hereford have been very good about the switch, so we are grateful to them, he told the Cambridge Evening News.

The paper confirms that "as City have a Nationwide South game scheduled for the following Tuesday, the club were keen to bring the tie forward. And after securing the agreement of Cambridgeshire Police and Hereford, the new date has been confirmed."