Another promotion six-pointer for Town at Nuneaton

Actions from the game, FC Halifax Town v Nuneaton at The Shay. Ryan Toulson.
Actions from the game, FC Halifax Town v Nuneaton at The Shay. Ryan Toulson.

The big games keep on coming for FC Halifax Town when they travel to fellow play-off contenders Nuneaton tomorrow (3.0).

Town look likely to have to change their starting line-up for the first time in six games, with Marc Roberts not expected to feature.

Danny Lowe replaced Roberts during the second-half of Thursday’s 0-0 draw with Braintree to make his first appearance since the 3-2 defeat at Hereford in November and may well start on Saturday.

Manager Neil Aspin doesn’t think Roberts will be fit in time for the trip to Nuneaton.

He said: “It’s hard to tell at the moment but we took him off so it didn’t get any worse,

“I think he’s got a pull on his hamstring but it’s obviously not gone or he would have come straight off.

“He’ll not be able to play on Saturday I wouldn’t have thought so we’ll probably need to get that right and give him a chance to be fit for the week after.

“You know that he could put a long throw in or have a chance off a set-piece so it is a loss.

“But you get injuries and we’ve got to cope.”

Nuneaton named former player Mark Noon as their caretaker manager, following Kevin Wilkin’s departure to Wrexham.

Noon was assistant to Wilkin but is yet to win since taking temporary charge on March 20.

His side are without a win in their last four games but have lost only two of their last eight outings at home.

Only four sides have scored fewer home goals than them in the Conference this term but they have beaten Kidderminster, Wrexham and Alfreton at Liberty Way.

Former Stoke and Bradford striker Louis Moult is their top-scorer with 14 goals.

But he has only notched two in his last 16 appearances after starting the campaign with nine in his first 10 games.

Town won 2-0 at Nuneaton earlier this season in the FA Cup thanks to goals from Lee Gregory and Scott McManus.

But they suffered one of their most frustrating results of the season in the league clash at the Shay when Dan Gardner and an injury-time Ryan Toulson goal looked to have won the game, only for Wes York to grab his second of the game with practically the last kick.

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