After FC Halifax Town’s impressive 1-0 victory over Macclesfield Town in the FA Trophy at the MBi Shay Stadium on Tuesday, Shaymen boss Billy Heath gave a squad injury update:
“We didn’t have the option to rotate the side tonight, we have 16 players, so 16 players made the squad up.”
Matty Kosylo made his first start in over six weeks following his injury. He made his mark on the match early on, scoring the games’ only goal in the first half.
Regarding the return of Kosylo, Heath had to say:
“It was nice that Kosy came back in. He played a little bit longer than what we were going to play him at first, but he came in, he did well and he got the goal.”
Heath also offered an injury update on defender Cliff Moyo after he had to come off around the 20-minute mark and stated:
“It’s disappointing with Cliff, he’s got a slight thigh strain but hopefully that’s going to clear up pretty quickly.”
Josh MacDonald also picked up a knock during the game following a clash with Macclesfield’s keeper and Heath said:
“Josh MacDonald was a real worrying one because we knew it was a kick and he hadn’t twisted anything, but the keeper has clattered into him.
“He did well to stay on as long as he did, he just got sore at the end and that’s why we had to make the change, it just started to stiffen up which we knew it would do.
“He’s managed to get through them minutes again and he has put in a really good performance again.”
About the injuries to the rest of the squad, Heath stated:
“With Michael Duckworth struggling at the minute with the incident when we went out to warm up at half time on Saturday, it’s put us under a little bit of pressure again.
“We’ll just have to see what we have got on Saturday and we’ll go from there.”
The Shaymen are back in FA Trophy action on Saturday January 13, with Maidenhead travelling to the MBi Shay Stadium.
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