FC Halifax Town will be travelling to the Midlands to take on AFC Telford as the Shaymen will be desperate to bounce back from back to back defeats against Fylde and Harrogate.
Manager Billy Heath will certainly be looking for a reaction from his players as he knows his side should be battling for the top spots in the league, and three points away this weekend will fire Halifax back up the table. The former North Ferriby man stated that three points at the weekend is paramount for his team.
“Telford is always a tough place to go, their fans are very vocal. But all that has to be irrelevant, we have to go there and get three points to get us back on track.”
Part of the problem during the bank holiday fixtures was the amount of first team players missing from action, particularly in defensive and midfield areas. The loan signing of Keil O’Brien from Southport has helped to fill some holes at the back however, and Heath has confirmed that he is expected a number of players to return.
Those players will be Nathan Hotte after the defender was on the bench against Harrogate Town, Cliff Moyo will also return after his suspension. Captain Liam King is also expected to return to the side adding steel to the midfield that his manager has said has a lack of defensive players.
For long spells against Harrogate, the Shaymen looked void of ideas. Lacking that creative spark and making sure this was the first game that Heath’s Halifax have not scored in a game.
The manager believes there has to be a more composed approach when his side take on Telford if his team are to recreate the goal scoring exploits we have seen so often in the early stages of this campaign.
“We need to be better. I’ve said to the players we need to be better and we need to be braver with the football. When it’s not going great you have to get players that want to get it down and actually play because it’s an easy option to just go long. So we’ve got to dust ourselves and work hard for the weekend.”
You can watch Halifax take on Telford at New Bucks Head Stadium on Saturday the 3rd of September.
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