Glennon hopes for title push

Matt Glennon was untested in his first appearance for the Shaymen - but is expecting tougher challenges ahead
Matt Glennon was untested in his first appearance for the Shaymen - but is expecting tougher challenges ahead
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Veteran goalkeeper Matt Glennon is looking forward to playing for a side with aspirations of winning the league.

Glennon, 33, signed last Friday and made his first appearance for the Shaymen the following day when he replaced Senior at half time of the convincing 4-1 win.

He admits that playing for a club battling at the right end of the league was a big draw.

“A few things had to be sorted out but it was an easy decision to come here,” he said.

“It’s a good club. You play in front of a good crowd and a good stadium and they want to go forward and win the league, and no matter who you’re playing for it’s fantastic to be at a team who want to be doing that.”

Having made almost 500 career appearances, Glennon he had no problem with pulling the gloves on just a day after signing.

“It was an easy thing to come in because it’s not the first dressing room I’ve been in,”

“I knew Jon Worthington and Phil Senior and I’ve played against a few of the other lads over the year so it’s easy to come into the changing room at my age.”

Although largely untested against Brighouse, he is looking forward to showing Town fans what he can do.

“We’ve got some decent sides coming up in pre-season so I’m sure I’ll be a lot busier in the future than I was at Brighouse,” he said.

Manager Neil Aspin said he was happy to have resolved the goalkeeping situation.

“I think ideally it would be nice to have a young goalkeeper as well as an experienced one because that’s a good combination, but I think the way we struggled at home last year the job is probably better suited to an experienced keeper because they’ve got expectation and a bit of pressure to handle.

“I feel that to get a goalkeeper of Matty’s calibre is important. Phil has the experience but has mainly been a number two while I’ve been here.

“Like all the players Matty is desperate to play. It’s all right bringing in players who have played higher but if they haven’t got the attitude and desire then it’s not worth signing them, and the ones we have who have played higher all want to be successful,” he said.

Town travel to Mossley for their second pre-season game tonight (kick off 7.45pm).