HEREFORD defender Dan Preston hopes he has given manager Pete Beadle a selection headache so he can face his former club this weekend.

Preston has struggled to force his way into the Bulls backline after joining the club at the end of August, although he did start against Dunstable Town on Tuesday.

This Saturday, Hereford host AFC Telford United in the first round of the FA Cup and Preston is confident the Bulls can cause another upset.

"I was there previously for three seasons and then I came back last summer," said Preston, who was on loan at Hereford United between 2010 and 2011.

"It didn't work out for me, but I know the club very well.

"It's a totally different squad to when I was there, but knowing the gaffer, he gets them very organised and working hard.

"There''s a lot of young lads there, so they will come out of the blocks at us.

"They've picked up a bit of form, so it will be a tricky one, but I'm confident with the lads we've got here that we can win.

"Beating Eastleigh proves what we're capable of and I'm 100% confident we're capable of beating Telford on Saturday.

"It was a massive club when I came here before so I know what it's about.

"Playing in front of these fans gives you an extra bit of motivation, so it was a no brainer to come here when I got the opportunity.

"But the lads have done well here, so I've just got to bide my time and when I do have my opportunity, to take it.

"I thought I did ok on Tuesday, although I still don't feel 100%.

"But I just want to have the chance and make it hard for the gaffer to make a decision.

"There's a lot of competition all over, we've got a very good squad here."

Hereford manager Pete Beadle says he will wait until how everyone is at training tonight before starting to pick a team for Saturday.

"Dinsley is not a million miles way, but I don't think he will be in contention to start, but you never know," said Beadle.

"We've had them watched a couple of times and had reports from a couple of teams that have played them.

"So we'll be as prepared as we can be and one the day if it's the team that settles quickly.

"And if our supporters can make an atmosphere, I know that lifts the players.

"I think it's an opportunity for us to make our mark and make a little bit of history like the previous club.

"We're only in our third season and if we can get into the second round proper, that will be a hell of an achievement.

"But we know we have a real tough game ahead of us and we'll give 100% and see where are at the end of it."