Options for Turner
With John Grant able to play next Saturday, Graham Turner will have four strikers available to pick from. So who will he leave out?
Steve Guinan must be fancied to start this time. His absence was very noticeable against Margate, and although not a natural goalscorer, he creates chances and is probably the best of the four in containing high balls. He has had a good season at Edgar Street and must be regarded as a player worthy of another contract.
Albano Correia is a strong looking player who started Saturday's game well and should have scored on at least two occasions. However, he did not look fully fit and quickly tired in the second half. His mistake led to the third Margate goal, which was a breakaway.
Karl Hawley was the better of the two new strikers on the day. He looked that much faster and more agile than Correia. Although not the biggest of forwards, he looked at ease with the rest of the team. With more training and time Guinan and Hawley could form a useful partnership if Hawley could be tempted to stay at Hereford.
John Grant is likely to miss out. He has had a difficult season both with suspensions and injuries and has only started in twenty-one Conference games out of a possible thirty-seven. Turner will surely use the availability of others now they are on the books.
Jamie Pitman will still be suspended for the Burton Albion game. Maybe Rob Sawyers,whose time for a game must soon come, will feature instead of Rob Purdie, who did not look comfortable on Saturday. It could depend on what formation Turner decides to play as Burton's type of play suits wide pitches.
Tony James should return to the starting eleven, probably in place of Ian Wright.
Meanwhile, Hereford on still on track to finish top of the discipline league as they have six less points for sending-offs than Margate, who are second.