Kenny Lunt is expected to come back into Hereford`s midfield for their home clash against Stevenage.

The experienced 30-year-old missed Saturday`s poor 3-1 home defeat to Southend, with manager Simon Davey admitting his team lacked the necessary presence in midfield.

That is almost certainly likely to mean Lunt will start for a struggling Bulls side who are currently propping up the table having won just one game all season.

Skipper Janos Kovacs (knee) continues to miss out while fellow central defender Michael Townsend will hope to feature again despite struggling with a troublesome knee injury of his own.

Davey is looking for one or two midfield and defensive reinforcements in the loan market but, first things first, wants to see a response against Stevenage.

"They (the players) have got to stand up and be counted. We don`t shirk any challenge, we`ve got to get on with it, roll our sleeves up and make sure Tuesday night at 7.45 that we come out fighting," he told Bulls Player. "I`m sure they will, the players have got to dust themselves down."

Stevenage manager Graham Westley has no new injury worries.

Westley will keep Chris Holroyd up front after his debut goal gave Stevenage a 1-0 win over Lincoln on Saturday. Holroyd will partner Charlie Griffin up front after their impressive performance against the Imps.

Lawrie Wilson is likely to keep his place in the centre of defence after helping his side keep a clean sheet at Sincil Bank.

Peter Winn is pushing for a start after coming on as an early substitute on Saturday and may replace Scott Laird, while Joel Byrom missed the game at Lincoln after suffering a head injury on reserve duty last week and could be back in contention for a place on the bench.

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