The Bulls entertain Port Vale in a League Two match at Edgar Street on Saturday.
It is 24 years since the two sides shared the same division in the football pyramid, with Port Vale winning promotion from Division Four back in the summer of 1986. Since then the clubs have met only twice, with the Bulls winning on both occasions. Ryan Green played as the Bulls won in the then LDV Trophy 2-1 in November 2005, while Leon Constantine lined up against his future employers 13 months later when the Bulls were 4-0 winners in the FA Cup.
The Bulls second half display at Portsmouth, with Jamie Tolley and Sam Gwynne giving food for thought as a central midfield pairing, gave the Bulls some heart from a disappointing start to the season. The lively Tristan Plummer has given a spark to the forward line, and his goal on Tuesday night was some reward for his work over the last two games. With Graham Turner confirming that there is still money in the budget to bring more new faces in the existing squad will have to be on their toes and prove their worth over the next week to prevent their replacement.
While the Bulls were at Fratton Park, Port Vale were at home finishing off a Sheffield double. After beating the Blades in the First Round of the Carling Cup, the Owls were despatched last night with a cracking goal from ex-Bull Kris Taylor. The former Walsall man remains on a short term contract with the Vale Park finances stretched to breaking point. Outside of their cup exploits they have struggled for goals in the League, with just two goals coming from four games. Striker Marc Richards has scored both, with the first coming from the penalty spot.
Hereford United vs Port Vale, Edgar Street, Saturday 29th August, 3.00pm.