Toulson is ready for Town call up

Ryan Toulson
Ryan Toulson

Boss Neil Aspin hinted at changes to the Town side ahead of Saturday’s clash with Vauxhall Motors at the Shay and Ryan Toulson is ready to step up to the plate.

The utility defender has endured a miserable time since returning to Halifax in the summer, unable to get into the squad at the start of the campaign then picking up an injury on his first appearance as a substitute at Worcester City.

That was almost a month ago and he could force his way into the reckoning as Aspin looks to shuffle his pack following the damaging 3-2 defeat at Hinckley last weekend.

“It has been so frustrating because I just want to get out there and play,” said Toulson.

“I came on for 20 minutes against Worcester and did the ligaments in my ankle.

“I didn’t think it was too bad at first, but it turned out to be worse than I thought.

“I can still feel it a little bit, but I trained last week and did a bit of running before the game at Hinckley and it feels a lot stronger.

“I need to get through this week and hopefully it will be right for Saturday.”

A former trainee at the Shay, Toulson signed pro forms in 2002 and made 41 appearances before leaving for Altrincham in December 2007.

His last game in a Halifax shirt at the Shay was in a 3-0 defeat to Exeter City on December 8 that year and he is looking forward to playing at the stadium again.

“It will be brilliant to be back at the Shay,” he said. “I played in a friendly but obviously you want to play in a competitive match.

“That is my aim for the weekend.”

The team’s aim is to bounce back from their defeat in Leicestershire when they surrendered a two goal lead in the final quarter of the game.

“Knowing the players in this squad, they will want to bounce back,” he said.

“We want to put a few wrongs right and I am sure we can do that.”