So after two very good results, we head out on the road to Dario Gradi's Crewe where it is Student Saver Day for anyone with a NUS card but only for the main stand at Gresty Road although the deal does include a bottle of Carlsberg! Crewe have won three and lost three of their last six matches, alternating between a win and a loss and going down 3-1 away to Aldershot last time out. They have only drawn one match so far but with only two wins at home, the majority of their points have come from four wins away from home and ironically average only one point per game on their own ground.
Gradi has been frustrated with some of their recent losses and is considering dipping into the loan market, possibly for a left back and a target-man. Top scorers to watch out for Crewe are Shaun Miller (6) Ajay Leitch-Smith (4) and Byron Moore (4).
I can't see Ling starting with anyone else other than the starting XI for Hereford although Robbo can count himself unlucky to be potentially on the subs bench. It will be interesting to see if our formation that worked so well last week can work as well on the road and as always, will come down to how the midfield fare.
Looking through the starting XI, we have a very young team with only Lee Mansell and Kevin Nicholson over 25 and an average age of around 24. In the long term, this could bode well if the team can achieve relative success and stick together thinking back to how the near play off miss of 2003 saw us gain automatic promotion the following year.
The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.