The Bulls travel north on Saturday to face Stockport County in a League Two match at Edgeley Park.
The two sides have met in the league in three seasons in recent history, the last when the Bulls dropped out of League One. The Hatters took all six points from the Bulls, helping them to avoid relegation by a single point, but the Bulls had won their two previous trips to Edgeley Park including the opening encounter of their League Two return when a heavily fancied Stockport wasted a hatful of chances to give the Bulls a shock 2-0 win with Stuart Fleetwood bagging one of the goals.
The Hatters' fall from grace has been somewhat meteroric. Two years ago they were eyeing the Championship under idolised boss Jim Gannon, now current chief Paul Simpson will be happy to not be a Conference manager come May. Proof of the belt-tightening at Edgeley Park comes with news that highly rated keeper Owain fon Williams has been farmed out on loan to Bury. Hatters fans hope he is sold in the January window to fund the permanent signature of Plymouth forward George Donnelly, who has bagged seven goals in 13 League games since arriving on loan. The rest of the squad in total can't beat his tally.
The Bulls have one target for Saturday - be off the bottom of League Two by 5pm. Only Northampton of the bottom four are at home, with Barnet and Lincoln travelling to play-off contenders, and three points should see at least one of those caught. The big tactical decision will again be up front with Jamie Pitman having to decide whether to continue with Kenny Lunt in the link role or play a more traditional front two.
Stockport County vs Hereford United, Edgeley Park, Saturday 30th October, 3.00pm.