Aspin pleased with commitment

Neil Aspin praised his players commitment
Neil Aspin praised his players commitment
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Manager Neil Aspin praised his players for their commitment and work rate as they ran out 4-1 winners at Salford City.

A first half Lee Gregory double and second half goals from Jamie Rainford and Jason St Juste wrapped up a convincing win on a rainy night in Manchester.

Aspin said he was pleased with another workout against a Salford side who changed their entire line-up - and kit colour - at half time.

“I was happy with the result and the work rate of players,” Aspin said afterwards.

“It took us 15 minutes to get into the game but after that the players acquitted themselves well on a big pitch against a team who made a lot of changes at half time, so I was pleased with the fitness levels and commitment they put in tonight.”

The wide and slick pitch at Moor Lane was a stark contrast to the previous week, when Town beat Farsley 3-1.

“Pre-season pitches are always a big factor,” he said.

“They did well to cut the grass here because they’ve had a few problems and with the rain on top it made the pitch slick and a better surface to pass the ball.

“At Farsley it was dry and the grass was long which slowed the tempo. Tonight was a quicker pace and probably more like what you would expect in a league game.”

Aspin named a trialist at right back in place of the absent Ryan Toulson, but it is not thought he is looking to make the move permanent.

“We had a young lad who got released by Stockport at right back. It’s an area I just wanted somebody tonight because Toulson was not available,” he said.