Drop issue not a priority for loanee

ASHLEY Vincent's old club, Cheltenham Town, are just one place above tomorrow's hosts Hereford, who will be relegated if they fail to beat Colchester.

Carl Marston

ASHLEY Vincent's old club, Cheltenham Town, are just one place above tomorrow's hosts Hereford, who will be relegated if they fail to beat Colchester.

In fact, the Bulls are effectively down already! They are 12 points adrift of safety, with just four matches remaining, and they also have a woeful goal difference (minus 33). So even if Graham Turner's men were to win all four matches, they would still almost certainly be relegated.

Vincent confirmed: “Relegating Hereford would only be a side-issue for us. Hereford will not have been relegated just because of this one game, but because of what has happened throughout the season.


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“If we are the ones to officially relegate them, then so be it!

“I know how Hereford will be feeling, because I was in a similar position with Cheltenham last season. We needed to get a result on the last day of the season to stay up, which we managed.

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“I've also played in League Two (with Cheltenham), and the standard in League One is much higher.”

Vincent looks set to start up front at Edgar Street, not least because Platt will again be unavailable for personal reasons. Gillespie is still out with an ankle injury.

Defender Paul Reid and midfielder Johnnie Jackson are both sidelined for the season, while David Perkins is also set to miss the rest of the campaign with a knee injury.

Furthermore, striker Karl Hawley has played his last game for the U's. His loan deal from Preston expires this weekend, and the 27-year-old is currently injured.

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