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Nuneaton: Competition For Places

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Fri 5 Aug 2016
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town boss Billy Heath will make his long awaited competitive debut in the dugout this Saturday, as the Shaymen travel to the West Midlands, to face Nuneaton Town.

Heath worked wonders for North Ferriby United in the Vanarama National League North last season, and will be eager to get off to a strong start for his new side.

Looking ahead to the challenge of facing a strong Nuneaton side, he believes that the near spotless pre season campaign the Shaymen have had could be a big factor.

“I always believe that the results in preseason games are important,” Heath said.

“I don’t believe that any games are really friendlies, where the result doesn’t matter, because it always does in some way.”

“You could see against Accrington that players don’t like losing games, and that’s the right mentality we need to have in every game we play.”

“We’re going nicely though, confidence is high and you can see from the way we have played in recent weeks that we’re fit.”

“I believe that the way we have gone about our business brews confidence and the boys will take that into Nuneaton, and beyond for the rest of the season.”

The Shaymen have added a number of new recruits for the coming campaign, and these new players, infused with the players who were already here is giving Heath a very nice problem.

“I have a bit of a selection headache for the game, but I’m glad that I do as it shows the depth I have available to me.

“I could play practically any of the players that featured in pre season, and it wouldn’t weaken the side.

“I’ve said all along that there is competition for places, but that’s what you need, they are all good players and hopefully they show that on Saturday.”

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