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Ebbsfleet United: Have To Be Braver

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Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Sun 15 Mar 2020
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After FC Halifax Town’s narrow defeat to Ebbsfleet United, striker Devante Rodney spoke to Shaymen TV.

“We are disappointed, we started the game sharp,” comments the striker. “They got the goal out of nowhere. Once they’ve got the goal, they’ve sat in and made it hard. They forced us into making mistakes and counter attacked us.”

The forward, who has been in fine form since returning to the Shay on loan from League Two outfit Salford City, said his side deserved more from the game.

Town had over a dozen shots in the game, with a few speculative efforts from outside the box calling The Fleets ‘keeper Jordan Holmes into action on multiple occasions.

“It’s something that you’ve got to see in a game,” he adds. “As strikers you’ve got to see what’s happening in the game. If a team is sitting really deep, I think that’s what you need because they’re sitting really deep.”

The recent dip of form has seen Halifax drop to sixth, but Rodney is adamant the side are close to re-finding the excellent form that saw them shoot up the table after the new year.

“We’ve got to be a bit braver on the ball. We just have to keep going,” he says.

Up next sees Pete Wild’s side travel to Boreham Wood in a crucial playoff six-pointer. Just two points separate the two sides, and Rodney is under no illusions as to just how big the match could become May.

“It’s a massive game. It will be a massive game in the playoffs run,” comments the former Manchester City youngster. “Boreham Wood are in good form. Obviously, we have played today, and they haven’t, so we’ll be looking to take that into Tuesday.”

For more from Devante and Town boss Pete Wild check out Shaymen TV

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