The Shaymen made it five wins out of six as their impressive pre-season campaign continues. Goalkeeper Phil Senior has now been at the club for seven years and he can’t hide his delight at the way the team is performing. He said, “It was a good performance, a good start to pre-season really. Four tough teams, League One teams and I think we have held our own. Another good performance today and I think we have had a good workout from it.”
The game defining goal was scored by Jamie Jackson today, one of the two players currently on trial at the club. Senior has so far been impressed by Jackson and the impact he has had. “He was saying how excited he is to be here and anything he can give to the club will be fantastic, and he did that today. It was a nice goal, a nice finish and he worked well when he came on to the pitch.”
The second player on trial with the club is former Huddersfield Town player Danny Schofield and Senior believes both he, and Jackson would be good additions to the current squad. “I have known Danny from when I was at Huddersfield and he is a fantastic player, he will do loads for the club. Like I say, Jacko has shown he has got a little bit of magic there himself so I think it is good competition, it is what we need.” Continuing with the clubs new additions, Senior has been impressed with Scott Boden, Richard Peniket and Ross Dyer since their arrivals. “They have started fantastic and shown some real Character. They are great in the dressing room and great on the pitch as well, so we will have to see how it pans out at the start of the season.”
With five victories from six games in pre-season, Senior believes it can only be a good thing heading towards the season opener at Dover Athletic on August 9th. “It’s that winning mentality we try to breed. No matter what you’re doing whether it’s training, games and pre-season is exactly the same. It is first and foremost about fitness and get back on the pitch and get your bearings but you’re not going to falter by winning the games you take into the start of the season.” He continues, “Interesting fixtures this year, travelling away to Torquay on a Tuesday night I think but we are looking forward to it and the start of the season.”
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