FC Halifax Town under-19’s manager Mark Trueman has said that a fast start will be crucial as his side prepare to travel to Harrogate this afternoon (2pm kick-off).
Halifax were knocked out of the FA Youth Cup in the last fixture as they suffered a 2-1 away defeat to Hartlepool United at Victoria Park.
After conceding two goals in the first 15 minutes against Hartlepool last time out, Trueman has said that his side can’t afford a similar beginning this time out.
“Our game-plan, to be really positive from the start,” revealed Trueman. “It’s hard if you are where Harrogate are in the league, having lost a few games, to concede early, it’s hard to get momentum back from there.
“It’s definitely a game that we want to win. We’ve got to be confident in our own ability. We obviously won the league last year, whereas Harrogate are new to the league this season.”
“It’s important for us to start bright, get at them and hopefully we can get an early goal and build on that.”
Trueman has said that he’s looking to transfer his team’s work in training onto the playing field.
“It’s a good chance to turn what we’ve been working on in training into practise,” Trueman continued.
“We want to work on the things we’ve been working on in training and put it into practise. I think it’s a game that I expect us to perform in and hopefully the performance will be good enough and lead to a positive result and win the game.”
“But, we’re not going to look into the past results of Harrogate. It’s all about us performing and learning from the last game really. That’s my focus. I’m expecting us to perform well and hopefully get us the result.”
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