FC Halifax Town midfielder Jordan Sinnott won’t be looking back at the reverse win over FC United of Manchester for inspiration when his side travel there on Saturday the 25th of March.
When United came to the MBi Shay Stadium back in October Halifax ran out comfortable 3-1 winners thanks to two goals from Tom Denton before a fine finish from Sinnott himself wrapped up the win for the home side. However instead of looking toward the previous match, Sinnott believes his side should focus on controlling the game.
“I don’t really look at previous games personally because every game is different. It should be a great game, they’ve got a big crowd so it will be noisy. We’ve just got to get the ball down and try to pass it like we did in the reverse fixture and like we did against Gainsborough Trinity.”
Sinnott has returned to the starting line up over the past few games and is yet to score since his injury which set put him out for two months.
Before the time away from the pitch the former Altrincham, man was a constant threat from midfield and made a name for himself as a man who could grab some impressive goals. The man himself has said it’s something he’s been waiting for.
“I’m definitely due one that’s what I’ve been waiting for since I’ve come back from injury to get on the scoresheet. But if the team’s winning, I don’t really mind if I don’t score.”
Perhaps a reason for Sinnott still waiting for a goal is the fact that he has been playing in a much deeper role than before he was injured.
The midfielder was seen very close to Denton in a shadow striker role for several matches earlier in the season but has since adapted to a deep playmaker role, controlling the tempo and spreading passes to more advanced players such as Matty Kosylo and Dion Charles.
It’s a new role for Sinnott but it’s one he’s enjoying and one he thinks is more beneficial to the team now.
“We’ve got a lot of attacking players, the likes of Denton and Peniket are playing very well. Obviously, he’s suspended so Morgan has come in and done well as well. It doesn’t bother me playing deeper, it means I’ll get on the ball a bit more and try creating attacks rather than being up there and waiting for it to come up. I’m just happy to be back in the team after being out for a couple of months.”
The Shaymen certainly showed their prowess creating attacks against Gainsborough, carving out several chances that went begging. Despite being pegged back 1-0, Sinnott wants to take pride from the comeback and the fight his team showed afterwards.
“I thought it was a really good performance. We set off like a house on fire, we haven’t started a game like that for quite a long time and we totally dominated for the first 20 minutes. They went down the other end for the first time in the game and a bit of a lapse in concentration from us and we found ourselves behind. But like I said the lads dug in and showed a lot of character to come from behind and win the game.”
You can watch FC Halifax Town take on FC United of Manchester at the Broadhurst Park on Saturday the 25th of March.
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