Hereford captain Janos Kovacs is expected to come in for his first start in two months against Aldershot after the completion of Tony James' loan spell.

Centre-back James played the last game of his month-long stint from Burton at the weekend as the Bulls climbed off the foot of League Two with a stunning 5-0 victory at Stockport. And with an extension seeming unlikely, it appears Kovacs will make his first start since recovering from knee surgery.

Otherwise, caretaker boss Jamie Pitman could name an unchanged side as he looks to extend his four-match unbeaten run since taking the reins.

Former captain Rob Purdie re-signed on a three-month loan deal from Oldham on Friday and duly grabbed a quickfire early brace which set Hereford on their way at Edgeley Park.

Purdie, 28, insists he does not have a future with his parent club and is at Edgar Street trying to earn a permanent deal having been transfer listed by the Latics over the summer.

Forward Guillem Bauza recovered sufficiently enough from a groin strain to take his place on the bench against Stockport, but he has suffered a recurrence of the problem following his 72nd-minute introduction and is unlikely to make it.

Aldershot manager Kevin Dillon could be without a trio of suspended players.

Defender Darren Jones was sent-off for a professional foul during the 3-1 defeat to Bury on Saturday but Dillon has appealed to the Football Association over the decision.

Should the FA decide the decision stands, Jones will miss the game with a one-match ban. Definitely absent are midfielder John Halls and striker Marvin Morgan who begin three-match suspensions.

Halls was sent off in a reserve game a fortnight ago while Morgan also saw red against the Shakers and starts his three-match ban.

Striker Damian Spencer injured a knee in training last week and will be out for up to three months while winger Glen Little is expected to start after scoring his first goal in nearly five years on Saturday.

Little last found the net for Reading in a 2-0 win at Plymouth in November 2005.

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