Dixon boost for Town

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BOSS Neil Aspin has confirmed that striker Terry Dixon will be with the Shaymen for a second month on loan from Bradford City.

Tomorrow’s Blue Square Bet clash at Harrogate (3.0) was due to be the frontman’s last league game in a Town shirt.

And that would have been a blow after he scored one goal and had a hand in the other three in Tuesday’s dramatic win at high flying Guiseley.

Dixon’s continued presence will help the Shaymen in their bid to find some much-needed consistency.

The players went from zeros to heroes as they bounced back from last weekend’s home defeat at the hands of Vauxhall Motors to win at Nethermoor.

“We are very inconsistent at the moment,” said Aspin. “Losing 5-1 on Saturday and winning 4-3 away from home three days later shows that.

“We need to address the number of goals we are conceding because if we don’t we will be inconsistent all season.”

One thing is certain, the Shaymen will be going to Harrogate with a real feelgood factor following their victory and performance at Guiseley.

“Any result you get has a big effect on the feeling in training and on matchdays,” said Aspin.

“You look at things differently once you have had a win.

“It was a big performance to win Tuesday’s game against a side that will finish near the top of the table.

“It shows what we can do.”

Aspin will be returning to Harrogate for the first time since switching to the Shay in the summer of 2009.

And his squad, which is likely to be unchanged, will include Danny Holland, Danny Lowe, Ryan Toulson, Aaron Hardy and James Dean - available despite his post final whistle red card in midweek - who are all former Harrogate players.

“To be honest, the club I left and the people who were there have changed,” said Aspin.

“It is a whole new era now at Harrogate Town.

“And when you go to any club you are only concerned about trying to get the result.”

Winger Jason St Juste spent the whole 90 minutes at Guiseley on the bench and will be hoping he gets his chance to shine having agreed non contract terms this week.

“We felt he was someone we could throw into a game to give us more pace,” said Aspin.

“He has been training with us for a couple of weeks but really needs to play games.

“It is difficult for any player on trial because they get one chance and they have to take it.”

Centre back Nick Wood, a second half substitute in last Saturday’s home loss against Vauxhall Motors, is a player who appears to have suffered from that, with Aspin unable to offer him a deal.

“It is not easy to judge a player on 45 minutes in the worst performance for years,” he said.

“The fact he played in the Football League with Tranmere indicates he is capable.

“Unfortunately we can’t take him although that is not to say someone else won’t.”

Halifax Town (from): Eastwood, Toulson, Lowe, McManus, L Hogan, Baker, Needham, Foster, Holland, Gregory, Dixon, Dean, Haggerty, Winter, Garner, S Hogan, Hardy, St Juste, Senior.