Curzon Ashton v FC Halifax Town preview

Nathan Hotte has been in outstanding form for Halifax recently, but will miss their trip to Curzon on Saturday.
Nathan Hotte has been in outstanding form for Halifax recently, but will miss their trip to Curzon on Saturday.

FC Halifax Town head to Curzon Ashton tomorrow (3.0) aiming for their 10th win in 12 games in all competitions.

Town boss Billy Heath says super sub Matty Kosylo may have to wait his turn for a starting place, despite his recent goalscoring heroics.

Nathan Hotte will miss the game through suspension, while centre-back Danny Hone is still a couple of weeks away from fitness after a medial ligament injury.

Heath was hopeful he could bring in “one or two” new players in time for tomorrow’s game, but was tight-lipped about their identities.

If Town don’t complete any new signings before Saturday, Kevin Roberts could be set to move to replace Hotte at centre-half, meaning Cliff Moyo would probably start at right-back.

Curzon registered only their fourth league win in 17 games when they beat Gloucester 2-0 last Saturday before also beating Westfields 3-1 in the FA Cup on Monday.

But they are yet to win a league game at home this season, while only four teams have scored fewer goals in the division than them.

Halifax are the third highest scorers in the league and have the fourth best defensive record along with Telford.

Saturday’s National League North fixtures:

AFC Fylde v Boston United

AFC Telford United v Darlington

Alfreton Town v Altrincham

Brackley Town v Harrogate Town

Chorley v Gloucester City

Curzon Ashton v FC Halifax Town

FC United of Manchester v Nuneaton Town

Kidderminster Harriers v Gainsborough Trinity

Salford City v Worcester City

Stockport County v Bradford Park Avenue

Tamworth v Stalybridge Celtic