Bulls look to talisman Symons for further goals
HEREFORD FC will look to build on their recent revival when they travel to Guiseley for a National League North clash this afternoon.
The Bulls had gone 14 league games without a victory before last weekend’s home success against Alfreton, which followed an FA Trophy victory over FC United of Manchester the previous week.
Hereford will hope that striker Mike Symons can continue his recent inspirational role, which has sparked the revival.
Symons broke a leg in pre-season, but his return has seen the two victories and a draw in the three matches in which he has played. He has scored in both victories.
Coach Marc Richards will also be hoping to be able to call on his two most recent signings.
James Wesolowski has missed the two games since his arrival after the former Leicester midfielder hurt a hamstring in training.
The other new signing, left-sided defender Joel Dielna, was among the substitutes for the win over Alfreton. Ryan Green could also return.
Chippenham travel to third-frombottom Hungerford today, but given the Bluebirds failed to beat another relegation-threatened side – Westonsuper-Mare – last week they will need to find some form in National League South.
In addition, the Berkshire outfit are something of a bogey team to their Wiltshire neighbours, having not lost to Chippenham in their last eight league encounters.
Chippenham announced earlier this week that injured striker Andy Sandell has left by mutual consent in order to focus on his rehabilitation and get fit for next season. The Bluebirds’ main injury doubt is Curtis McDonald, the centre-back who has taken over the captain’s armband since Greg Tindle’s long term injury, who has a sore ankle.
The West region’s three other National League South sides are all at home this afternoon.
Bath City host fellow play-off contenders Concord Rangers, while lowly Gloucester City entertain midtable Hampton & Richmond, and second-bottom Weston welcome high-flying Woking, who beat Swindon in the FA Cup last weekend.
Sergio Aguero will not play at Stamford Bridge