FC Halifax Town Captain Danny Lowe is eager to right wrongs, on a personal and collective level, when his side take on Cambridge United in the Skrill Conference Play-Offs.
Lowe was sent off at the Abbey Stadium on the opening day as Town were thumped 5-1, and he’s eager to have the last laugh this time round.
“I’ve definitely got a bit of history there which isn’t so good, so hopefully we can go there and put that to bed and hopefully reach the ultimate goal of getting to Wembley.”
Despite the opening day humiliation, the Shaymen have exceeded all expectations by reaching the play-offs, and Lowe believes they are as good as ever entering the biggest week of the season.
“I think as the season has gone on we’ve got better and better as a whole team and from back to front we’ve got stronger. We’ve learnt what this league is about and we’ve coped very well. Cambridge have been up there all season but the downside for them is they’ve been second for such a long time, and now they’ve got to come into the play-off mix. We’re on a good run, they’re not on such a good run and hopefully that’ll work in our favour.”
With the fifth place finish, Town had the so-called disadvantage of having the second leg away from home, but the Captain isn’t worried about that.
“It’s two games at the end of the day. We play at home and then we play away. We’ve only lost once at home all season and if we can use that to our advantage, we know we can keep clean sheets and win on the road now, so we know we’ve got a chance.”
Lowe’s last trip to the Abbey ended in disaster, and with the iconic image of him throwing the physio table in the changing room, and Danny is hopeful Sunday will end with success and not tragedy.
“I’m sure they’ll have put some reinforced bolts in since I’ve been there last. But I hope there won’t be a repeat of that. Hopefully it’ll just be joy and celebration on Sunday.”
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