New signing David Lynch has expressed his delight with his impressive debut in a game that saw FC Halifax Town thrash Bradford Park Avenue 4-0 at home, and said that manager Billy Heath was an important factor in his decision to sign for the club.
The former Altrincham midfielder was thrust into the starting line-up just days after signing and Heath did not regret his decision after Lynch’s energetic performance helped his new side as they claimed the comfortable victory.
After the game the midfielder was keen to put across how important his new manager was to his decision.
“The way Billy goes about things it’s really impressive. He saw the way I played at Altrincham and I saw the way he liked to play here and I wanted to be a part of it.”
When pressed about the things Heath had said to him, Lynch continued; “He’s a positive man. He demands what he wants from his players and that’s hard work first and foremost. It was refreshing to be in a team that really wanted to press the ball over the pitch. A lot of teams are very similar in this league so hard work is very important and can get you a long way.”
Despite not getting on the scoresheet in his first game, Lynch did manage to create a goal for one of his new teammates and hit loan signing Alex Simmons after he lofted a cross for the forward to bundle home from close range.
Having missed the chance to play football in the last couple of weeks, the midfielder was happy with the overall performance he put in on his return to the pitch.
“I thought I did well, fitness wise I thought it was brilliant especially since I’ve not played for two weeks which is strange. The only disappointment for me is that I didn’t add a goal to my game which is what I really need to start doing as I get older. Other than that I have to be delighted with my first game.”
Shaymen fans will be eager to see their new player in action for the second time, and you can watch Halifax’s next game against Stalybridge Celtic at the MBi Shay Stadium on Saturday the 1st of October in the FA Cup.
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