FC Halifax Town go down to Tamworth this Saturday to contest another vital Skrill Premier clash.
We got the thoughts of Shaymen boss Neil Aspin after the 3-3 draw at home to Gateshead on New Year’s Day.
“I said December would be a tough month and leading into January is difficult because not only do we have Saturday but we have a Tuesday night as well. If we could get through this period and still in a reasonable shape then we have a spell were we are playing Saturday to Saturday.
“That will give us a chance to regroup and get players rested and then that will give us the chance to do some work on what we haven’t been able to do, like a little bit of shape and some positional things for different players and really just a chance to regroup which we can’t do at the moment because the games are coming thick and fast.”
The Christmas period has been joyful for the Shaymen with the return of top goal scorer Lee Gregory along with two wins and two draws against full-time opposition. We against Aspin what his hopes are for 2014.
“Well I would like to get to 50 points as quickly as possible, it’s just to do with that we are doing reasonably well, I can’t take my eye off the ball in that respect. We need to get save, once we have another points to be safe we need to then just pick up as many points as we can.
“It wasn’t going to make any difference if we weren’t near 50 points; in every game we play we want to get a result.
“I’m certainly not going to change the philosophy and the players, every game we set out to try and win, we obviously aren’t going to achieve that all the time but we must set out to do that. Probably the Gateshead game at Gateshead we sat back a bit defensively, but in most games like the game at Luton we went for the game and that’s what need to keep doing.”
Tamworth didn’t play on New Year’s Day as their game at Nuneaton was postponed, Tamworth still sit in a lowly 22nd in the table compared to Town who lay in 5th following the entertaining draw at The Shay.
Kick-off is a 3PM at Tamworth’s The Lamb Ground.
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