Date:Thursday July 19 2007
Following last nights comfortable 4-0 success against Pegasus Juniors comes a much tougher task for the Bulls. Gary Johnson brings his Championship side Bristol City to Edgar Street - complete with ex-Bull Michael McIndoe - and perhaps even the audacious signing of Lee Trundle!
The Edgar Street pitch has been totally relaid during the close season with the surface 'almost perfect'.
Both managers are known to prefer an open, intuitive, passing style and so an entertaining afternoon is in prospect. Especially for those fans yet to see Hereford's new signings...plus the odd triallist, or several...
The Bulls' latest signing - Clint Easton - from Gillingham is expected to make his club debut, although all eyes will also be on triallist Lionel Ainsworth who impressed on the right flank for United last night.
United coach John Trewick has told the club website he wants to see how eager the triallists are to impress.
'We've got a good number of trialists in, that's fair to say.'
'They are all players of a standard, we're just looking to see who raises the bar just that little bit, and to see who can force the issue.'
'There are probably one or two that have more than made their mark, it would be unfair at this stage to say who, but there is something there. We'll see what happens over the next 7 days.'
'We'll be working towards the Cheltenham game as a real test of where we are at.'
'We've got a couple of great games before that obviously, with Bristol and West Brom.'
'It's obviously vitally important that we are ready from the off, from the first game of the season.'
For their part Bristol City are supremely confident ahead of Saturday's game. The Robins have just completed a Baltic tour out in Latvia.
Manager Gary Johnson has been delighted with their progress as he explained to City's official website:
'I'm pleased with our fitness levels and how we've been progressing during our stay in Latvia.'
'We've trained twice-a-day, played three good matches and now we're ready to step it up back home.'
City will consider giving triallist Kjartan Finnbogason a chance, although Damian Gimenez is set to miss out due to a broken nose he sustained in City's second pre-season tour match.
The City squad arrives back in Bristol on Friday, ahead of the Edgar Street clash, which will enable boss Johnson to study the fitness doubts over Steve Brooker, David Noble and Jamie McCombe (brother of United's new signing John).
Hereford United have officially confirmed that admission charges for the friendly are: Adults £8 and Concessions £4.
The club have also advised that due to sewerage works the Meadow End and Floors-2-Go Stand will be closed for the game.
Home supporters are urged to use the Merton Stand, whilst away fans entrance will be via the Floors-2-Go entrance.
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Date:Thursday July 19 2007
FLASHBACK: Ainsworth inspires Hereford (Thursday October 28 2010)
Capital date for Bulls board (Monday September 20 2010)
Capital date for Russon (Tuesday August 31 2010)
Video Vault; RIP Adam Stansfield (Thursday August 26 2010)
London Bulls Launched (Thursday August 26 2010)
Kovacs bullet seals Hereford win (Sunday August 8 2010)
FLASHBACK: Hereford run riot at New Street (Sunday July 4 2010)
Video Vault; The Bulls Crossbar Challenge 2006 (Thursday June 24 2010)
Video Vault; Bristol City v Hereford 6-May-1986 (Friday June 11 2010)
Video Vault; Northampton v Hereford 6-Sep-1992 (Thursday June 3 2010)
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