FC Halifax Town’s latest loan signing Harry Middleton says he heard nothing but good things about the club as he discussed his move to the MBi Shay Stadium with the official website.
Middleton, who joins from Sky Bet League Two side Port Vale, will link up with Billy Heath’s side for the rest of the month. He made his debut in the starting eleven during Saturday’s 0-0 home draw against Woking.
For a young player such as Middleton, it is natural to go in search of regular game time. Once the Shaymen came calling, he says the move to West Yorkshire was a “no-brainer”, and that he has settled in well so far.
“I was not playing as regularly as I would like to at Port Vale. The new gaffer came in at the start of the season, so it has been all change. He obviously had good links with the club…
“I knew some of the lads here like Tom Nicholson, I spoke to him and he said nothing but good things. Once (Billy Heath) said he wanted to bring me in it was a no-brainer.
“There are a couple of the lads that I have met before, so it was a little bit easier to settle in on the first session because you have them there to ask questions. It definitely makes it a lot easier than if you come in and don’t know anybody”.
Former Town boss Neil Aspin took over at Port Vale at the start of October following the sacking of former manager Michael Brown. Aspin, who spent six years in charge of the Shaymen, had only good things to say when the club came calling for Middleton.
“He said it is a great pitch to play on with good fans, so it is a good test to come here and try to kick-start my career again and get more game time. He had nothing but good things to say about it and thought this was the best for me”.
Following his debut against Woking, Middleton now has a full week with his new teammates to prepare for this weekend’s trip to Sutton United, in what will be a demanding month for Town with fixtures against Hartlepool United and Eastleigh.
These three games look set to be testing for Middleton and the Shaymen. However, the loanee says he is determined to help his teammates out during his time with the club.
“I am just taking it all a game at a time then once we end the month deal we can assess it and see what the best option for everybody involved is. I just want to enjoy it the best I can.
“I want us to pick up as many points as possible. I want to come here and contribute and help the lads. When you come in on loan you do not want to let the lads down, you do not want to disrupt anything. If we do that then I can look back on my time here and say I did all I can for the team”.
If you cannot make it to Gander Green Lane then there will be live updates of Saturday’s game available on the club website, along with live match commentary.
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