Boss Graham Turner today vowed to focus on Shrewsbury Town’s “massive” home League One double header before turning attentions to his FA Cup reunion at Hereford.
Yesterday’s first round draw pitted Town with a trip to their A49 rivals on the weekend of November 3.
It will represent another trip down memory lane for Turner who combined the roles of manager and chairman during 15 years at Edgar Street.
The encounter could attract the interest of television executives as they mull over their selections for live coverage.
But Turner will only begin to focus on that Cup encounter once the Greenhous Meadow games with Yeovil tomorrow and Colchester on Saturday are out of the way.
“It’s an interesting one and it’s the beauty of the FA Cup where it throws up games like this,” he said.
“I’m aware of Hereford’s problems financially and I think they needed a lifeline from a financial point of view. If we can be fortunate enough to get a televised game then it will certainly help them with their finances.
“It’s an intriguing match in itself. But we have got two massive home games in the League now and we will give it some thought and talk about it from next Monday onwards.”
The game is a repeat of the 2006 first round tie when Town were held to a goalless home draw before being defeated 2-0 in the replay.
It will also see Paul Parry and Darren Jones return to their former clubs while goalkeeper Chris Weale and defender Lee Collins also had loan spells at Edgar Street.