Daniel Nti spoke of his delight following a man of the match debut performance against play-off rivals Salford City.
Town came from two goals behind to complete an impressive 4-2 victory against Salford.
They’ve put themselves back in the play-off spaces following the emphatic turnaround which saw Nti, Liam King, Matty Kosylo and Adam Morgan get on the score sheet.
Nti was impressed with the result: “It’s a great result, it’s probably the best game I’ve been involved in this season. We were 2-0 down at half-time but the boys stuck together and we got the win.”
The striker/winger joined on a month’s loan less than twenty-four hours before kick-off, and says that he hasn’t come here just to make up numbers: “I need games, I want to help out this team and get into a promotion battle.
“I want to come here, get some games and some goals, and you never know we could extend [the loan deal]. It’s down to the gaffer.”
The frontman didn’t waste any time in getting to know his Halifax teammates and during the second half the front line of Nti, Richard Peniket, Kosylo and Morgan caused havoc on a physical Salford defence.
Claiming it’s not typically part of his game, the debutant was delighted to score with his head: “I don’t really score headers usually but it came to me and I was happy for that. Luckily it turned the game around and we went on to win.”
Whatever manager Billy Heath had to say to his players in the dressing room at half-time certainly worked, the two periods showed great contrast with Salford looking strong in the first half and Halifax dominating the second.
Nti said some strong words were required during the break: “There was a bit of a team talk but it was needed.
We didn’t do as well as we could in the first half but I think we did well to turn it around and get the three points.”
Predominantly a striker, the loanee had to problem with starting the game out wide: “I enjoy playing on the left wing, it was against a hard right-back in Michael Nottingham but I think I did well against him. All the team did well. It was all I could want from a debut.”
The new-man spared praise for the loyal Town fans who came out in numbers. There were 2,157 fans inside an atmospheric MBi Shay for the game.
Nti was impressed with the support: “There was a massive crowd, a great crowd, even when we went 2-0 down they were still singing.
“I was happy about that, then we scored and I think they lifted us, they helped us and they were the twelfth man.”
Next up for FC Halifax Town is Stockport County and a huge chance to bolster their position in the play-offs.
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