TENBURY United joint manager Nicky Stocker says it will be a fantastic occasion for the club to play at Edgar Street.

The Worcestershire side have been drawn to face Hereford FC in the quarter-finals of the HFA County Challenge Cup.

“It is a brilliant draw for Tenbury United and will be a great evening for the players and supporters,” said Stocker.

“I’m not sure how many of their own fans will be there or even what sort of side they will put out but for us it is the chance to play at a proper stadium and on a decent pitch.

“I don’t expect us to win – even if they put in their fringe players they should still be better than us – but it will be a chance for our lads to play some football and show just what they are capable of.

“We have a couple of young lads who are decent and this will give them a good opportunity to perform in front of Hereford’s coaches.”

The match has been pencilled in for Tuesday, November 7, but may have to be re-arranged if the Bulls draw their FA Cup clash with AFC Telford United on the Saturday.

And Stocker said it isn’t just the players looking ahead to the game.

“In a way we could have done with the match after Christmas just to keep everyone focussed,” he added.

“It’s interesting how all of a sudden we’ve had a few lads making themselves available again.

“Many of their parents are keen Hereford fans so it will be good for them and we already have quite a few supporters who have said they are going to go to the game.

“I was on Hereford’s books as a youth player for a couple of seasons but never got to play at Edgar Street.

"Our matches were over at Belmont and I was injured for the two games we played at the ground.”

Cup ties have been the focus for Tenbury this week and this Saturday, they head to Bretforton Old Boys in the first round of the Worcestershire Minor Cup – a competition they won last season – having been knocked out of the Herefordshire Charity Cup at the weekend, losing 3-2 to Westfields Reserves.

Stocker added: “I could see it coming.

"All the talk was of the Hereford game and the minds of the players weren’t fully focussed on Westfields.

“We gave a few of the lads who hadn’t been getting a game a run-out and Westfields played well on the day.

"It was disappointing because we like our cup runs at Tenbury.”

Lee Millichip gave United an early lead only for the Hereford-based side to hit back with goals either side of the break.

Aaron Morris then scored from the spot to level before Westfields netted the winner ten minutes from time.