The Bulls entertain Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night for a Johnstones Paint Trophy match.
The two sides will meet in the Trophy for the first time since 1987, when teams would be drawn into three team groups. The Bulls won at Twerton Park 2-0, progressing to the quarter final stage that season. It was also that season that the Bulls recorded their last victory over the Pirates, taking an aggregate win in the League Cup with a 2-0 win at Edgar Street. But recent reading is not so good with the Bulls losing four of the five matches in the last three years, scoring just two goals to the Pirates' twelve.
The Bulls have been drawn at home in the Trophy in each season since returning to the Football League, and lost the lot. Their last victory was in the final Conference year, with three League sides being sent out before the Bulls fell to Macclesfield in the Northern area semi-final. The injury to winger Jonny Godsmark is likely to rule him out for Tuesday night, if only as a precautionary measure, meaning that Bristol City loan winger Marlon Jackson may make a first start with Matt Done seemingly out of favour.
Despite the Pirates' sale of star striker Rickie Lambert, they have made a decent start to the season. Currently lying seventh in the League One table they lost to struggling Wycombe on Saturday after beating Huddersfield the week before. Jo Kuffour, who scored twice in pre-season at Edgar Street, and Daryl Duffy have two goals each so far this season.
Hereford United vs Bristol Rovers, Edgar Street, Tuesday September 1st, 7.45pm.