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Darlington: Tobi Sho-Silva

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Posted by Luke Davis
Posted on Sun 21 Jul 2019
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FC Halifax Town managed a 2-1 win away to National League North side Darlington. Following the match, Tobi Sho-Silva spoke to Luke Davis.

He said: “It was a good game. A good test for us. Darlington were a good side to be fair. They’ve got some good players. We’ve got some good players as well. A 2-1 win, it’s preseason, everyone’s got minutes under their belt. No one is injured. So we just build on that.”

Sho-Silva was Town’s second signing of the season after joining from Dover. Sho-Silva revealed how he has settled in straight away.

He said: “The lads are very good. I knew a couple of the boys before. I’d played with [Josh] Staunton at Charlton, then Jamie Allen at Dover. All they boys, they’re just legends. It’s a good group of lads.”

Having played with a few of his teammates in the past, the forward acknowledge how important it is to have a familiar face.

He said: “It’s important to be fair. But in football, everyone knows about going into new changing rooms. How to settle boys in. We’ve got 46 games in the league and we’ve got cup matches. So, we’re one team when we’re out there. One identity. You gel quickly with them.”

With the first fixture of the league campaign on the 3rd of August, Sho-Silva is ready to go and believes the rest of the team are as well.

He said: “I’m feeling ready for the season. Walking into the changing room after the game saying ‘that’s all we’ve got to do’. We’ve got to win. Sometimes it’s not pretty but all the boys feel fit and we’re ready to go. I’m looking forward to the season. I think it’s going to be a good one.”

Town face Salford City next Saturday in the final preseason friendly. Sho Silva revealed how confident the team is ahead of the fixture.

He said: “We’ll go out there and I think we can beat anybody. We might have to change a few things to adapt to their shape. We’re just going to work hard and get some minutes under our belt. We’ll see what we can do.”

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