Brackley’s sixth game in 22 days comes at Hereford’s Edgar Street on Saturday. This will be the third meeting between the teams, last season seeing a 3rd round FAT tie alongside the home and away NLN fixtures – Saints won all three.
The early-season departure of Hereford manager Marc Richards has seen Tim Harris in charge while a permanent replacement is recruited. But the experienced former Gloucester City manager Harris has seen The Bulls gain momentum and are currently in the top four, unbeaten at home and with three wins already under their belt. They won at Blyth Spartans on Saturday having beaten AFC Telford in midweek.
Reflecting on his side’s defeat of Altrincham on Saturday Kevin Wilkin pointed to improvement and areas for further development and the importance of a clear week for training. “It is good to have a clear week after so many games to get the players together and reflect on what has gone well and what has gone not so well. So an opportunity to get the group together ahead of the Bank Holiday programme with two more tough games. We created plenty of chances against Altrincham and restricted a very good team to few opportunities to test Danny Lewis. But we are still searching for decisive finishing so that those chances are converted into goals.”
Thierry Audel has recovered from injury allowing Wilkin a full squad to select from for the trip to Hereford.
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