The Bulls entertain Westfields in the final of the HFA Senior Cup on Tuesday night at Edgar Street (7.45pm).
The Bulls will defend their title against last season's beaten semi-finalists, and will be looking for a more comprehensive performance than the one that saw them edge past Westfields last season after extra time.
Although the final 6-1 scoreline looked flattering, at the 90 minute mark it was on 1-1 with a Stuart Fleetwood penalty being cancelled out by Dean Beckwith's own goal. A Marcus Palmer hat-trick in extra time saw the young striker elevated into the first team picture rather than a loan spell at Bath City and the Bulls went on to capture the trophy with a 3-0 victory over Ledbury.
Without a game on the weekend, the Bulls are likely to field a stronger side in anticipation of the return to League action against Chester on Saturday. Steve Guinan will likely be given a lengthy spell to prove his fitness, while Ryan Esson is expected to deputise in goal for Wayne Brown in what could be his only Bulls appearance. New signing Sammy Igoe is expected to play some part to familiarise himself with the tactics.
Westfields are currently 15th in the West Midlands League, losing to leaders Atherstone Town on Saturday 2-0. They won the HFA County Challenge Cup on the Edgar Street pitch last weekend with a 2-1 win over Pegasus Juniors, with both goals coming from corners.
Hereford United vs Westfields, Edgar Street, Tuesday April 1st, 7.45pm.