Jarrett wants fortress Shay

Jason Jarrett wants to make Town hard to beat at the Shay - starting tonight
Jason Jarrett wants to make Town hard to beat at the Shay - starting tonight

Summer signing Jason Jarrett wants Town to make the Shay a fortress - starting with tonight’s game at Colwyn Bay.

The midfielder, who will be 33 next month, was one of seven players who made their debut for the Shaymen in the 2-1 win at Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday.

He said he thought Town were good value for their win on a day when temperatures hit 31 degrees.

“It was tough,” he said. “I think it was the hotest day of the year.

“We probably deserved to win based on the number of shots we had and we limited them to only a few chances. I thought in the first half we should have been 4-0 up, but at 1-0 down we showed character to come back.”

Jarrett made just short of 300 football league appearances before joining Town, but said the standard of the Blue Square North was a good one.

“We’ve had eight pre-season games and I knew it was going to be tough. Any away game at any level is going to be.

“I’ve come here to enjoy my football and we’re a good side, which helps.

“It was an easy decision to come here. I know about Halifax’s past and where they used to be, and they offered me the chance to come here and enjoy playing football which was the main reason.

“I’ve not played for around two years but I wanted to come back into the game and they’ve given me the chance, so I’m really grateful for that and I’m just loving playing again.”

Jarrett was alongside Jon Worthington and Paul Marshall in a three man midfield as Town looked to stay compact against Bishop’s.

“We had a great pre-season and Worthy and Marshy have got great experience so it doesn’t take long to get our heads together and work things out.

Jarrett is now looking forward to the visit of Colwyn Bay for his league action at the Shay.

“I think we’ll have a decent following at home. It’s important we make the Shay a fortress and we’re looking to dominate at home.

“There’s no point going to Bishop’s Stortford and winning if we’re not going to win our home games,” he said.