Hereford United vs Aldershot Town

By Mike Wray
Last updated : 03 November 2010

Saturday's 3-1 defeat at the hands of Bury was far from the result that Kevin Dillon had been looking for following the previous weekend's loss against Crewe, and with no points from their current six-game cycle, there will be an urgent need to rewrite the script if The Shots are to gain any hope from the mini-slump that they currently find themselves in.

Despite the losses, displays and commitment have remained encouraging and even after the disappointment surrounding Saturday's defeat, Dillon drew on the positives aspects of the weekend saying: "We'll see how we go. [Marlon] Jackson came on and looked sharp, [Jermaine] McGlashan causes problems and we've got Glen [Little] who probably wouldn't have been able to play on Tuesday will be able to play now because he only got thirty minutes, so there's a lot of positives to come out of the game."

Speaking about Hereford's change of fortune since Jamie Pitman took charge, he continued: "They've had some great results, the most outstanding one for me was the 4-3 against Northampton. You look at the goals that they scored in that game and the finishing was terrific and to win 5-0 away at Stockport is a great result."

The Shots enter the match having slipped down to eleventh - still on eighteen points from fourteen games while the Bulls are second from bottom with thirteen points from the same amount of games.

Shots team news

Aldershot Town will be hoping for a change of fortunes after two straight 3-1 defeats and although Dillon will be travelling with depleted numbers, midfielder John Halls reckons there is enough resilience in the squad to overcome the current "sticky patch" saying: "We're going to have a few players missing but we've got a good squad here and we've proved that so far this season having changed a few players.

The Shots are missing former Hereford United defender Darren Jones and ex-Woking striker Marvin Morgan following the club's decision not to appeal the red cards they picked up at the weekend, while midfielder John Halls also begins his three match ban having been sent off in a Reserve fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion.

"Whatever players go out on to the field will give it their all and give a good performance.

"It's my own fault that I won't be playing, things happen in a game, I got myself into a bit of trouble so that's happened and I'll learn from it, do my three game suspension, train hard and try my hardest to get back in the team.

"We've shown what we can do with ten men and the boys still know they can do well, so we'll stay positive and there's still a long way to go."

On top of the three suspensions, the side also suffered the loss of Damian Spencer's services after the striker picked up a knee injury during training last week.

Shots from: Jamie Young, Ben Herd, Anthony Straker, Glen Little, Anthony Charles, Jamie Vincent, Ben Harding, Luke Guttridge, Danny Hylton, Manny Panther, Jermaine McGlashan, Wade Small, Jack Randall, Marlon Jackson and Clayton Fortune.

The opposition

Despite a run of four games without defeat, the Bulls enter the match still looking for their first home win of the season, but will draw strength from the fact that they've never lost to a Shots side over ninety minutes and will more than fancy their chances against Dillon's side.

Guillem Bauza is likely to be missing having picked up a reoccurrence of a groin strain during the clubs 5-0 victory over Stockport at the weekend while on loan Burton Albion defender Tony James is available for his final game at the club before his loan deal expires. Jamaican International O'Neil Thompson won't be available however, after his loan spell was terminated.

The Bulls from: Adam Bartlett, Daniel Connor, Ryan Green, Ryan Valentine, Janos Kovacs, Michael Townsend, Richard Rose, Stuart Fleetwood, Daniel Stratford, Mathieu Manset, Sean Canham, Sam Malsom, James McQuilkin, Sam Gwynne, Kenny Lunt, Joe Colbeck, Aidan Thomas, Tyler Weir, Tom Whittaker, Zac Evans, Guillem Bauza, Dominik Werling, Tony James, Rhett Heister and Robert Purdie.

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Taking charge

Paul Tierney will be taking charge of the match and he will be assisted by Wayne Barratt and Marc Perry. Mark Russell is the fourth official.

Weather forecast

The BBC Weather forecast for the match is given as grey cloud with highs of 11°C.

Ticket news

Tickets prices for this match are priced at:
Adult seats: £15,terrace: £13.
Concessions seats: £12, terrace £9.

The match is not all ticket and supporters can pay on the turnstiles on the day.

Other news

  • BBC Radio Surrey
    Supporters unable to make the match will be able to listen to live match commentary via BBC Radio Surrey on 104.6FM where Gavin Denison and Aldershot Town Media Manager Steve Gibbs will be kicking off coverage after the 7pm news.

    Supporters are reminded that there is NO internet coverage of the match.

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