Hackney could make Shay move permanent

Simon Hackney made his Town debut against Gloucester City
Simon Hackney made his Town debut against Gloucester City
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Neil Aspin says Simon Hackney could sign for the Shaymen if his month long trial proves a success.

Hackney, 28, made his Shay bow as a second half sub during the 5-0 drubbing of Gloucester City on Saturday.

The midfielder joins the long list of Town players with football league experience, having turned out for Carlisle United, Colchester United and Rochdale, as well as loan spells at Morecambe and Oxford United.

Aspin said that with Gareth Seddon suspended and Jamie Rainford set to go on loan, Hackney could fill the void.

“Simon Hackney is on trial for a month,” said Aspin.

“We’re without Gareth Seddon (suspended) and players like Simon don’t crop up a lot during a season because he has got quality.

“It’s a chance for him to show what he can do but it works both ways.

“If he does exceptionally well it opens up to other clubs as well who might be interested in him.

“It’s a good opportunity for both parties and if we benefit while he’s here then that’s great but I’m looking at the situation that if he does well we can add him to the squad,” he said.

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