Halifax Town’s search for their second away win continues on Saturday with a trip to Greater Manchester and bottom-of-the-table Hyde.
Hyde’s struggles this season have been well documented, having had to wait for their trip to Welling on January 14, and securing no wins at home to date, but winger Adam Smith believes that the Tigers will be raring to go: “The gaffer has said he’s had them watched, and they’re still grafting, still scrapping, and they’re still having a go. The manager has said to us it’s not going to be an easy game so we’ve got to go there and expect them to have a go and we’ve got to play well.”
Smith was benched for the Chester game before Valentine’s Day, and admits that although it was a disappointment, he’s raring to get back in the side and put things right. “I want to bounce back and start on Saturday,” he said, “the gaffer and I have had a chat because my away form hasn’t been up to the high standards I set myself so I’ve gone away and had a think about what I can do for the team to help the cause and contribute how I can. I want to contribute so I’ll keep grafting and doing what I can for the cause away from home. Hopefully I’ll be selected for the Hyde game and contribute to another win.”
Saturday’s win over Tamworth represented a return to winning ways after the game in Chester and Smith says it was important to hit the ground running: “The objective was to get three points after such a long break, which we did, and now we’ve got to take this on to Hyde.”
Elsewhere, Smith’s first season at the Shaymen has started well, scoring three goals from the right wing, and assisting 12 others so far, and his sparkling performances have reflected his opinion on his time at the club. He said: “I’m enjoying my time at Halifax, it’s been a nice experience here. I hope to continue playing as I’m doing. I always look at my poor performances, and see how I can do better. I’m my own biggest critic so hopefully I can keep improving and turning in some good performances.
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