FC Halifax Town: Eastleigh preview

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FC Halifax Town make the long trip to Eastleigh on Saturday (3pm) with a few walking wounded after Tuesday night’s dramatic FA Cup fourth qualifying round win at Guiseley.

Nat Brown went off with a groin injury on Tuesday night, while Kevin Roberts also sustained a groin injury in the game.

Shaun Tuton finished the game with fatigue, and all three will be assessed before Saturday.

Keil O’Brien was rested completely on Tuesday, while Tommy Miller came off the bench in the second-half, and manager Darren Kelly said both decisions were made with Saturday in mind.

Training on Thursday night was due to be a “low key” session to help the players recharge their batteries after Tuesday night’s exertions.

Town have now gone 28 games without a clean sheet and have lost more away games than any other team in the National League, accruing fewer points on the road than every other side.

They have conceded more away goals than any other team, although Eastleigh have actually conceded more goals at home in the league than they’ve scored.

Eastleigh go into the game on the back of three impressive league results, having beaten Tranmere and Forest Green before drawing with Cheltenham.

They also progressed to the first round of the cup, beating Bromley 2-1 last Saturday.