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Southport: Everyone Wants To Play

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sun 20 Apr 2014
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town boss Neil Aspin is hopeful his side can bag the three points to secure a Skrill Conference Premier play-off spot at Southport on Easter Monday, despite a number of fitness doubts in his squad.

His side suffered a couple of knocks in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Macclesfield, and the gaffer admits he may have to make chances, especially considering the quick turnaround.

He told Shaymen Player: “I thought we looked leggy on Saturday, and we’ve got four players who picked up knocks against Macclesfield. Lee Gregory did well to play despite the fact he was struggling, and a couple of others were too, so we’ll just have to see how we are for Monday. There might be a chance for a few others to come in.  I think there’ll be a few struggling to play on Monday.”

One positive for Aspin was the return of Simon Ainge to the side after three games out, and he believes he did a fine job for the side, considering his unfamiliar role.

“Everyone wants to get in the team at the moment, and although he played out of position, he’s done a good job for me. You don’t want to be making changes when you’re on a good run, but we knew James Bolton couldn’t play, and we’ve had to make that change.”

Town’s unbelievable recent form has gained praise from several quarters in recent weeks, and Aspin believes his players deserve all the plaudits they get going into Monday’s potentially crucial fixture.

If we have won it seems to have been because the other team hasn’t played that well but if you’ve been beaten by another team who deserved to win, you just have to big enough to say that. At times our players have been outstanding, but it’s just about getting results at the moment, and we did just that on Saturday.”

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