Saturday, April 23, 2005

Fans want a win today says Hyde

Graham Hyde, the Hereford United midfielder, has told BBC Hereford and Worcester that the Bulls will try to win today and hope they can go second in the Conference table.

"We've been asked to win for the fans and finish up on a high note. Hopefully we'll try and get second place, but the main thing is that we have got in the Play-offs," said Hyde.

Graham Turner is also looking for a win to keep his squad's good run going.

"We should not be fearing anybody because we have played and won some very difficult games of late," Turner told the Western Daily Press..

"The players deserve enormous credit for their efforts but our fans also deserve a lot for the way they have got behind us."

Meanwhile David Brown is hoping that the reception he will receive at Edgar Street will be good. He told the Worcester News that it will be a strange feeling to wear red and white on the Hereford pitch.

"Hopefully, I'll get a good reception but you never know when you go to one of your previous clubs," explained Brown.

"I scored a lot of goals at Hereford and hope the fans appreciate what I did. I've got plenty of good memories and a lot of friends there.

"It will be a bit strange because I spent my last two years there and enjoyed so many good times. To go back there with another team will feel a bit odd.

"Hopefully, it will be a good game. It's just a shame on our part that there's nothing to play for. Hereford are in the play-offs and good luck to them."

Remembering last season Brown said that Hereford might need a hugh chunk of luck to gain promotion.

"Last year, many backed us (Hereford) to get promoted through the play-offs because we finished 17 points clear of Shrewsbury who were in third. They ended up getting promoted and sneaking in.

"It's a bit of a lottery. We won our last 12 games last season. But it does not necessarily mean going into the play-offs on a good run will get you promoted. You do need a little bit of luck.

"That's what Hereford lacked last year, with Andy Tretton getting sent off, and we had a bit of a dodgy referee in the second play-off."