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“Let’s stay positive” – Hereford FC boss Paul Caddis remains defiant ahead of Blythe Spartans clash

Hereford FC manager Paul Caddis has called for the club and fans to stick together following a string of poor results.

The Bulls lost 3-0 at home to South Shields on Tuesday night after a dire performance and are now without a win in their last three games at Edgar Street.

This was their fourth home league loss of the season and was particularly disappointing as it came against another team chasing the play-off places.

Caddis was brutally honest about his team’s performance in midweek but wants the fans to remember where the club has come from in recent years and to come together and help the club end the season strongly.

“The recovery process from the previous four years has been so much because of your backing than what it would have been if the attendance trends had continued like the previous seasons.

“The club is recovering at a rate no-one could have imagined due to your loyalty as supporters.

“There will be rubbish times like Tuesday night.

“But let’s all stick together as a football club, and that extends to supporters, players and staff but also the local media outlets.”

The loss leaves Hereford in eighth place in the league but they remain just four points off fourth and Caddis insists that positivity is needed if they are going to make the play-offs.

“There are fifteen games remaining and we’re flirting with a play-off spot.

“Let’s stay positive and bring back a positive vibe for the final twelve weeks of the season because with that power and feel-good factor and strength from the support coupled with that guidance on the pitch we are stronger as a unit as any other football club in this division.

“I will stand up and argue that with anyone who feels I am wrong in saying that.”

Hereford will come into today’s game against Blythe hoping for a first home win in three games to boost their play-off chances.

They have an excellent record at home against the Spartans comfortably winning the last 3 with a combined score of 8-0.

But the visitors have travelled well in the league this season with 5 of their 11 wins coming on the road.

The free-scoring Spartans will be quietly confident of causing an upset against a porous Hereford defence that has already conceded 43 goals this season.

Caddis has made a number of changes to the squad in recent weeks and this afternoon’s fixture could see the debut of Lewis Hudson who joined the club on Wednesday night.

The 25-year-old is Hereford’s fifth signing in eight days following the signings of Kieran Phillips, Collins Tanor, Camron McWilliams and Maziar Kouhyar.

Hudson made the move from rivals Rushall Olympic, having impressed against the Bulls in a 1-1 draw less than two weeks ago.

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