Lowe says Town must earn the right to go up

Danny Lowe in action against Blackburn Rovers
Danny Lowe in action against Blackburn Rovers

FC Halifax Town skipper Danny Lowe has warned that the Shaymen must apply themselves properly if they’re to earn promotion.

Lowe scored his first goal since last pre-season during Town’s 3-1 win over Blackburn on Saturday.

And the defender said his new team mates had settled in well and were ready to fight hard to win the Conference North title when the season starts on August 18.

“We’ve got a big north west connection and there are a few core players from last year but the squad is blending in well,” said Lowe.

“They’re all hungry to win, they know it’s a big club and we’ve all the got the same aim.

“They’ve come from higher level of football but they’ve got the same ambition as us to take this club to where we want to be. They’ve all got their heads down and worked hard.

“The objective is to win the league but if you can’t, you take the playoffs. To do that we’ll have to work hard and apply ourselves properly.

“It’s all about the players attitude and earning the right to win the league.”

Lowe has played at centre-back and left-back during pre-season, but said he doesn’t mind where he plays.

“I love playing in a three at the back, but I also love playing left centre back of a two,” he said. “When I was at Harrogate I played left centre back and then wing back, so I’ve played quite a few positions.

“But as long as I’m in the team and the gaffer is happy with how I’m performing then I don’t care where I’m playing. I think in this day and age you’ve got to be adaptable and that’s beneficial to our squad because the competition is healthy and it’ll be better for us in the long run.”

Lowe now hopes he might be able to follow up his strike against Rovers with a league goal this season.

“Hopefully I might be able to get on the score sheet again but as long as I’m doing my job defensively and the team is winning then I’m happy to let the strikers take all the glory,” he said.