New man Woods ready to weigh in

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STEVE Woods knew all about Town’s style of play before joining them on loan earlier this week.

The Shaymen’s display in Tuesday’s 5-1 beating of Stocksbridge confirmed his opinion.

And now he is ready to help them reach their goal of a second successive promotion in the final quarter of the campaign.

“It is a good fit young team who obviously play attacking football,” he said. “I remembered that from the game at Northwich earlier in the season.

“We create lots of chances and play with plenty of width and pace. That is always going to be difficult for anyone to defend against.

“It is the final push for the line and winning breeds confidence. If I can do my bit to help I will be pleased with that.

“Hopefully we can push on and get it sooner rather than later.”

The veteran central defender got his chance in the final quarter of the game against Park Steels with Town already leading 3-1.

But he showed the sort of calmness in the centre of the pitch that manager Neil Aspin was looking for when he brought the player in from Northwich.

“The lads put all the graft in before I came on and the game had started to settle,” said Woods. “It was a nice time for me to go on play my part and get to know the boys a bit better.

“I have played against a few of the Halifax players, but never with any. It is a refreshing change to be playing with them rather than kicking them!”

Now the test for Woods is to force his way into the starting line up, something he knows will be a battle.

“If I don’t perform, I won’t play,” he said. “That’s what was said to me when I joined.

“If you work hard you will get a chance and then you have to take it. That’s how it should be.”

FANS wishing to travel to Hucknall on the official supporters coach on Saturday should book now by calling 07707 143094. The cost will be £10 and transport leaves the Shay at midday.

Bookings are also being taken for the re-arranged trip to Whitby on April 13 with transport leaving at 5pm. The cost, subject to numbers, will also be £10.