Rainford loving it at the Shay

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Jamie Rainford is thinking no further than the Festive double header with Gainsborough Trinity despite the growing clamour from Town fans for boss Neil Aspin to make his move from Chester permanent.

But the loan striker has revealed how happy he is at the Shay after a disappointing time at the Deva Stadium following his transfer in the summer.

The former Marine hitman took his tally for the Shaymen to five in seven games since arriving from the Evo Stik Premier Division outfit when he bagged two against Hinckley at the weekend.

And he was all smiles as he left the pitch following the Shaymen’s thumping 6-1 win.

“I just see it game to game,” he said. “This loan deal is up on January 2. When that is up it is between the two clubs.

“I think everyone knows my situation. I am happy here, enjoying it and playing, which is the main thing for me.

“Everything seems to be falling into place since I came here.

“I have been scoring goals and playing well and the team is winning.”

Prior to his arrival in West Yorkshire, Rainford had scored just once this season for Chester, from the penalty spot against Burscough.

But despite his struggles in Cheshire he always had faith in his own ability.

“I wasn’t getting any minutes there so I wasn’t happy,” he said.

“I am never happy sitting on the bench for anyone - I want to be playing football.

“Everyone who doubted me earlier on in the season will be eating their words now.”

One thing that may make a possible return to Chester difficult is a spat he had on a social network site with a group of Chester supporters.

“I upset a few fans over there by expressing my opinion,” he said. “It blew up totally out of proportion.”

Rainford has proved a major asset since arriving at Halifax, playing in both attack and in midfield where he has also shone.

“When I came in initially I was told I was playing up front in a forward three,” he said.

“Since then the Gaffer has asked me to do a job back in the midfield which I didn’t mind because I like dropping in and getting on the ball.

“Now I am back up top so I am happy.”

He certainly looked at ease with himself as he stroked home his first goal against Hinckley from the edge of the area and lifted his second over the advancing keeper.

They were the latest in a series of spectacular efforts he is rapidly becoming known for with the Shaymen.

“I would take any goal to be honest,” he said.

“It just seems that everything I hit at the moment is going in for me.”