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Stockport County: Confidence Is Very High

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 26 Jan 2017
Posted in First Team

It feels like a lifetime since we last saw Jordan Sinnott on the Shay turf, but he could potentially make a return to the starting eleven this Saturday against Stockport County, with Town looking for their fourth win on the bounce.

Jordan last played against Eastleigh in the FA Cup Second Round replay in December, before being taken off due to damage to his knee ligaments and ankle, thanks to a heavy tackle.

However, a return to the pitch could soon be on the horizon for Sinnott, something he can’t wait for…

“I trained last Tuesday, Thursday and trained again last night. The plan was for me to play some part in the Under-21 game last night, but it got called off due to the frozen pitch which is a bit disappointing because I would have liked to get some minutes under my belt, but we’ll have to see what comes Saturday.”

“I think it’s been 6 weeks now, which has sort of flown by in the first month, but these last two weeks, as I’ve been able to step up my training, it feels like it’s dragged on forever. Especially when you see the boys doing well, you don’t want to be sat in the stands watching, you want to be part of it.”

It’s been hard to choose man of the match awards after recent games, after pleasing performances from many members of the squad. Jordan has been thoroughly impressed with these displays, and singled out two players who looked on fire against the Ammies…

“I’ve got to say, I think Matty Kosylo has been absolutely outstanding the last couple of games – he’s been unplayable in large spells of the game which is very good. And the new lad, Daniel Nti, he had a great debut so things are looking promising for him, so hopefully it carries on”

With three consecutive victories, the playoffs are becoming more and more reachable with Halifax currently two points adrift from 5th place. After victories over high-flying teams Chorley, Tamworth and Salford, Sinnott has a high expectancy that the Shaymen will secure yet another three points when the Hatters come to Town…

 “Confidence is very high in the squad, obviously with the last three victories especially the 6-2 win away from home. And then coming from two goals down at halftime to beat a good Salford team 4-2, I don’t see why we can’t make it four on the bounce.”

Stockport are undefeated in seven games, and yet another team the Shaymen will face who are looking in form. However, Sinnott believes that if his team keep their performances at the same level, then victory is a very realistic outcome…

 “I’ve always said, when we play our best and to our potential, I think it’ll take one hell of a team to stop us, especially in this league. I remember the game away against Stockport earlier this season, which we should have won, we created a lot of chances against them. We never really worry about other teams, obviously, the gaffer tells us about their strengths, but we just really want to focus on ourselves. If we play well and to the capabilities that we can, then hopefully we should get the three points.”

FC Halifax Town host Stockport County at the MBi Shay Stadium this Saturday at 3pm.

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