Glennon says Town must keep believing

Matt Glennon
Matt Glennon

Matt Glennon isn’t giving up on Town’s play-off hopes but he admits the Easter double-header has left them with a lot to do.

Draws against Macclesfield and Lincoln have left The Shaymen six points adrift of the play-offs with four games to play, although Town have a game-in-hand over fifth-placed Forest Green.

Among Halifax’s remaining games are fellow play-off contenders Woking and Eastleigh, but title-contenders Barnet are up next on Saturday.

Barnet are top of the table but could be overtaken by Bristol Rovers if they beat Southport and Halifax take at least a point at The Hive.

Glennon acknowledges Halifax are up against if if they are to sneak into the top-five but remains upbeat about their chances.

He said: “It was tough before the Lincoln game but it’s a lot tougher now.

“We’ve got four games left and we’ve got to play two of the teams above us.

“Six points against Barnet and Eastleigh is a massive ask.

“But if we get it and go into the last two games needing a bit of help and a couple more wins, who knows?

“There is a belief and it’s got to be there until it’s done and dusted.

“Coming to places like Lincoln and getting a point is usually a good result but this time it wasn’t. But we’ll keep going as long as we can.”

Glennon is keen to see Town improve at both ends of the pitch to keep their play-off push on track.

“It’s going to take scoring some more goals and hopefully we can get back to keeping clean sheets again,” he said.

“We haven’t had a clean sheet for four games which I’m sure the manager will be reminding me about!

“We’ve got because we have a fantastic set of lads, fantastic team spirit.

“We need to just keep working ourselves into the ground until it’s not possible.”

Only Scott McManus can match the Town keeper’s 50 appearances this season for The Shaymen.

Glennon wants to see a greater killer instinct from his team-mates but believes Town haven’t had their far share of luck either, including in the draw at Lincoln.

“It just seemed again the ball wasn’t dropping for us in the box,” he said.

“People might say I’m whining or whatever but it seems to drop for people in our box all day long and I’m making three of four saves.

“But we get corners and throw-ins and our shots get blocked on the line and don’t seem to get that little bit of a break.

“We were poor in the first-half against Macclesfield but they’re a team right up near the top of the table and after the second-half we felt we probably should have won it.

“We need to put full 90 minutes together.

“We played well at Lincoln and should have been 3-0 up at half-time.

“It’s just one mistake that cost us from a long-throw, we should have dealt with it better.”

Barnet have scored more home goals than any other side in the Conference this season, while only Bristol Rovers have won more home games.

But Town produced a tremendous performance there last season to win 4-0, which Glennon believes is their finest display under Neil Aspin.

“I remember them starting well first 10 minutes but after that we dominated all the way through the game, which was fantastic,” he said.

“We played really well. Hopefully we can do that again, which would be nice.

“We’re capable of going anywhere and getting a result but we’re also capable of going somewhere and not getting a result.

“That’s the problem - we’re a little bit too inconsistent at the minute.

“Even though we’re not losing games we should be winning more than we are.”