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Nuneaton: Promotion Is The Aim

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 4 Aug 2016
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town hitman Jordan Burrow says the Shaymen can bounce back into non-league’s top tier at the first time of asking this season.

“We’re making no bones about it, [promotion] is the aim for this season,” claims Burrow.

“As it can be seen throughout pre-season, we’re all pulling in the right direction and we’ve all bought into the way Billy [Heath] wants us to play.”

Town capped an unbeaten pre-season campaign with a goalless draw against League 2 Accrington Stanley last weekend. Despite the stalemate, the Shaymen – under the helm of Billy Heath – have been free-scoring this summer, including a 6-2 thrashing of Morecambe and a 2-0 victory against Sheffield United.

Burrow recaps a hugely encouraging pre-season, and acknowledges that the serious competition begins this weekend in their National League North opener at Nuneaton Town.

“We’ve got into a nice habit of not losing games, playing an attacking, pressing style of play and creating a lot of chances,” Burrow says.

“We’ve had some comfortable wins; scoring a lot of goals and long may that continue.

“But pre-season counts for nothing now, it’s the proper stuff starting [this week] and that’s what we turn our attentions to.

“Hopefully we’ll take this forward into Saturday against Nuneaton and come out victorious.”

Despite the Shaymen’s sluggish start to last season’s National League, Burrow flew out the traps in a blue shirt, hitting six goals in his first seven matches. The striker now hopes that the team can get off to the best possible start and kick on for a promotion challenge.

“Hopefully I can start in a similar vein as last season, except the main difference being that the goals can contribute to good victories.

“Collectively we had a bad start. We didn’t pick up enough points at the beginning of the season which meant we were playing catch-up for a long time.

“Hopefully, this time we can get off to a good start and carry it through.” 

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