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Aspin: Seizing The Opportunity

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sat 18 Jan 2014
Posted in First Team
Neil Aspin believes the enhanced reputation the Club has achieved has played a part in capturing the services of Craig Clay and Marlon Jackson.
The duo dropped down from the Football League to join the Shaymen having been made available in the week.
After the success stories of Jamie Vardy, Liam Hogan and most recently Dan Gardner, who have shaped their careers at The Shay before moving to the Football League, Aspin claimed players saw Halifax as a desirable move.
“I think if players back their ability they know that a lot of scouts watch our games because of the reputation we have started to gain. I think if players look at the bigger picture and see they aren’t playing many games they need to go and play somewhere else and we are a Club that can give them that opportunity.”
Despite the pair falling into the Skrill Premier, Aspin stressed that they were not here for the money but instead for the sake of their careers.
“These players are fitting into the wage structure. Sometimes players aren’t looking at the money but are instead looking to further their career and that can be said for the two players that have joined us. It’s the same with Jon Challinor. They’ve all earned more money in their careers but they are coming to play football and to try and seize the opportunity we are offering them.”
The two newest Shaymen are available for selection ahead of Town’s clash with high flyers Cambridge, however Aspin remained tightlipped when asked if the pair would feature in the game.
“I’ll let everyone think what they want, the fans will have to wait and see.”

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