Nuneaton next to test Town’s unbeaten home start

Former Town striker James Dean in action for the Shaymen the last time they hosted Nuneaton at the Shay in February 2012.
Former Town striker James Dean in action for the Shaymen the last time they hosted Nuneaton at the Shay in February 2012.
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FC Halifax Town put their unbeaten home record to the test against high-flying Nuneaton tonight (Tuesday, 7.45pm kick-off).

The Shaymen have collected 19 points from a possible 21 at the Shay so far this season, with only table-toppers Cambridge amassing more wins or goals at home than them.

But Town’s search for an away win was prolonged on Saturday when they lost an action-packed game 4-3 at Luton, despite leading 3-1 in the first-half.

Nuneaton have an impressive record on the road, with only Braintree winning more games on their travels than Kevin Wilkin’s side.

But only Alfreton have scored fewer away goals than Nuneaton in the top half of the table, while Boro go into tonight’s clash having lost three of their last four matches.

Boro swept Town aside 3-0 on their last visit to the Shay last February on their way to sealing promotion to the Conference National through the play-offs.

Matt Pearson is expected to come straight back into the starting line-up after serving a one-game ban at Luton, but Lee Gregory and Adam Smith are both doubts after picking up knocks at Kenilworth Road.

Should they miss out, then Kevin Holsgrove could be inl ine for a recall after coming off the bench on Saturday, while Josh Wilson is also pushing for a place after being left out of the squad at the weekend.

Nuneaton striker Andy Brown is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after notching a late equaliser in their last game, a 2-2 home draw with Lincoln.

Brown is suffering from a detached retina, so the visitors’ main threat will come from Louis Moult.

The former Bradford striker is the division’s top scorer with nine goals but has gone three games without finding the net.

Nuneaton could move back up to second in the table with a draw or a win, while Town could realistically rise as high as sixth with three points.

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