TOWN boss Neil Aspin has hailed winger Jason St Juste’s commitment to the cause after watching him make an impressive full debut at the weekend.
The former Darlington flyer has bided his time while on trial at the Shay and finally completed a full 90 minutes against Eastwood.
And he took his opportunity well, drawing praise from the Shay chief looking to add some pace to his squad.
“The lad has come to the club, been willing to train and has turned up whether he is on the bench or not even in the squad,” said Aspin who has made no secret of his desire to get more pace into his side.
“I thought he worked exceptionally hard considering he has not played a lot of football.
“He showed great ability and made lots of chances.
“He probably got round the back more times last Saturday than we have in all the previous games this season.”
Striker Lee Gregory was one of the players to benefit from the addition of St Juste.
And Aspin is keen to see the frontman, whose goal tally for the season is now seven, improve further.
“I told him to stay up the middle and get into the positions where he can score a goal,” said Aspin.
“He needs to be more physical and if he could get some aggression into his game he would be some player.
“He has a great turn of pace and knows where the net is - he can get better.
“His goal return is very good.”
Aspin’s thoughts are now turning to Saturday’s FA Cup trip to Lancaster when he will be without James Marwood as his parent club Gateshead do not want him to play.
“James is a talented lad, but the reason Gateshead have let him come to us is so that he gets fit for them.
“We accept that, but he has not played a lot of football.”
Brett Renshaw, who made his debut on loan from Hyde FC at the weekend, is expected to be given permission to face Lancaster.
Following on from the successful Evening with Howard Webb, Town and Calderdale Hospital Radio present an Evening with Martin Atkinson at the Shay Banqueting Suite on Thursday, November 17.
Neil Aspin, Phil Brown and Eric Harrison will complete the guest panel for the evening with tickets costing £12.50 which includes a pie and pea supper.