FC Halifax Town: Barrow preview

Jordan Burrow has scored five goals for Town so far this season
Jordan Burrow has scored five goals for Town so far this season
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FC Halifax Town host Barrow on Bank Holiday Monday (3pm kick-off) aiming to finally record their first win of the season - at the seventh time of asking.

Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Wrexham made it six without a win for The Shaymen, whose last victory came 13 games ago against Nuneaton in March.

Town are only being kept off the foot of the National League on goal difference by Southport, who Barrow beat 1-0 at the weekend.

That was their second win of the season after they beat Dover on the opening day of the campaign.

Those wins have come either side of defeats against Grimsby, 4-1, Forest Green 4-0 and Cheltenham 2-1, while they have also drawn 1-1 with Carlisle.

Barrow won promotion from the Conference North last season and have ex-Halifax defender Steve Williams in their squad, who was sent-off on his debut in the loss at Forest Green.

Town boss Neil Aspin is adopting a positive approach to the game and wants to see his side seize the initiative.

“We have to be positive,” he said.

“We can’t sit back. At home, regardless of what form we’re in, we’ve got to try and win the game.

“All the home games we’ve not sat back, we’ve tried to be positive.

“We need to get on the front foot.”

Matty Brown could still be unavailable with a hamstring strain, while Elliott Whitehouse may also not feature after he was left out of the squad on Saturday.