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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Turner looks forward to Leicester Clash

Graham Turner has spoken to the Leicester Mercury about tomorrow's game at the Walkers Stadium.

“It's been a big step-up for us," said Turner.

“Three seasons ago, we were at the Walkers Stadium winning the Conference play-off final and now we're planning to go there again - but this time to play Leicester.

“We are in among some big teams so it was always going to be a difficult season, but we've got experience and lots of young players who want to do well.”

The clubs have met three times in the last ten years. Two seasons ago Leicester defeated the Bulls 3-1 at Edgar Street in a Carling Cup game, but most supporters will have fond memories of the two FA Cup games between the two clubs in 1999.

“There were five divisions between us then - the gap has since closed but that's the way the history of the club you support sometimes goes,” added Turner.

However, no doubt, the best memories from the Walkers Stadium for the Bulls will always be that wonderful day in 2006 when Hereford United defeated Halifax to regain League status.

Bulls News reporter Kevin Goodwin told the paper that it was a superb spectacle.

"We had experienced consecutive seasons of play-off heartbreak in the Conference, but that day we finally managed to win promotion," said Goodwin.

“We should have a good away following on the day. The Walkers Stadium holds a place in many Hereford fans' hearts, and it's one of the first fixtures I looked for when they came out.”

Goodwin isn't too confident of getting much from the game tomorrow.

“I can't see us getting anything. We'll keep it tight like we did up at Leeds (Hereford lost 1-0 to a 72nd-minute goal) and hopefully frustrate City while having the odd counter attack.

“But I really can't see us keeping Fryatt and Co out for the whole 90 minutes.”