Peacock: Sunday’s FA Cup clash set to be FC Halifax’s biggest game yet

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Director Stuart Peacock has said the Town’s FA Cup clash on Sunday will be the biggest game in the new club’s history.

Peacock said the day is a reward for the Town supporters and is hoping to see the new club’s attendance record broken in the process.

“It will be a great day for the club,” he said. “It’s one for the fans really.

“They’ve supported us through thick and thin since we reformed the club.

“It’s games like this that are a reward for the fans, especially with it being televised, which we’ll benefit tremendously from.

“We’re looking forward to a great game and hopefully a sell-out.

“We certainly hope the fans some down and support us on what will be a very special day.

“Of course we had another big one against Charlton which was also televised, but hopefully this will be bigger because that wasn’t a local derby.

“I think it will be the biggest game since we reformed.”

Peacock said any leftover money the club makes from the game will be made available to manage Neil Aspin.

“We reinvest all our surplus funds back into the playing squad and this will be no different,” he said.

“You just hope you get something like this game that makes all the hard-work worthwhile, regardless of the result.

“Should it be a draw then we’ll have another blockbuster financially but we’re hoping for the win.

“It should be a cracking atmosphere and the three of us are delighted with the draw.”

The Town director said Bradford will be expected to win the tie, which could play into Halifax’s hands.

“We can’t jinx it, they’re a great club,” he said. “But if our lads turn up on the day and play like we know they can, who knows what will happen.

“I don’t think Bradford will be looking forward to to the fixture - it’s there for them to lose.

“The pressure will be on them and our lads should just be able to go out and enjoy themselves.”