MANAGER Jon Taylor believes Hereford United have nothing to fear in the Southern League Premier Division ahead of tonight’s visit of Slough Town (7.45).
The Bulls began life in the third tier of non-league football with a 2-0 defeat against St Neot’s Town at Edgar Street on Saturday.
But Taylor reckons his side had the measure of the title favourites and is convinced his young team will be better for the experience.
Slough make the trip from Berkshire fresh from a 2-0 victory at Burnham on Saturday.
Taylor said: “They are young lads who worked hard and I’m very happy with the first performance.
“If St Neot’s are the favourites for the league, then we’ve not got too much to worry about.
“We’ve had Slough watched twice in pre-season so we know what to expect against them. We’ve got to go about our business in the right way and ensure we learn from Saturday.”
A crowd of 568 watched the St Neot’s match but around 350 fans staged a peaceful protest outside the ground against new owner Tommy Agombar and chairman Andy Lonsdale.
With feelings towards the new regime still raw, it is possible similar scenes could be repeated tonight.
But Agombar insists he is not concerned by the demonstrations against his ownership.
He said: “I think I’ve turned the Hereford people around by keeping the club here.
“I’m not really bothered about whether they like me or not, I’m being honest, I don’t care, it doesn’t bother me.
“All I want them to do is enjoy their club, come down to a football game and just support the club.
“If they don’t come we’ll still be ok.”
United are still facing a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA), which creditors are due to vote on this Thursday.
If put in place, Hereford will face a 10-point deduction in the league, which would leave them adrift at the foot of the table.