The Bulls entertain Rotherham on Saturday in a League Two match at Edgar Street.
It will be only the seventh season that the Bulls and Millers have met in the Football League, and the third time in four years. In those more recent meetings the Bulls are unbeaten, winning two and drawing two of the clashes so far. Last time out, the Bulls were 3-0 winners at Edgar Street on the last day of last season in May. Mathieu Manset, Darren Jones, and Marc Pugh scored that day with the Millers looking a shadow of the side that had just secured a play-off spot.
The Bulls are looking for a first home win of the season, and a response to the 4-0 drubbing received at Chesterfield last weekend. The harsh scoreline seems even harsher when the Spireites' keeper was named in the Team of the Week, but a more experienced ref could well have red carded him, and his Sean Canham punching team mate, and the result would have been entirely different. Regardless of that, the Bulls have to be more lethal in front of goal as the current record of one goal in four games is beginning to be embarassing.
Rotherham go into the game with increasing speculation regarding the future of top scorer Adam Le Fondre. Four goals last weekend only heightened talk on his future, but boss Ronnie Moore is more intent on finding him a regular strike partner at present. With moves for son Ian Thomas-Moore and Plymouth man Rory Fallon failing, the Millers have turned to former Bulls trialist Jerry Ani. His last playing appearance at Edgar Street saw him score in a Bulls shirt but fail to earn a deal despite earning praise from the fans in attendance.
Hereford United vs Rotherham United, Edgar Street, Saturday 28th August, 3.00pm.