Town are better placed after Altrincham draw - Danny

Town may not have made a decisive move in the race for the Blue Square Bet North play offs when they picked up a point at Altrincham.

But Danny Holland believes they are in a better position as they prepare to face another Manchester side Droylsden at the Shay on Saturday.

Town are three points in front of Stalybridge and know that if they win and Celtic fail to beat Gloucester a top five place is theirs.

“Things did not change much points wise last week,” said Holland. “But the position is better.

“Now it is not three games left it is two there are only so many points to be played for and that’s good when you have a bit of a cushion.

“I would rather be in our position than some other clubs and we will be disappointed if we don’t make it.

“No one is talking about that.”

Town’s initial aim after back to back title wins was to be competitive at a higher level.

They have exceeded those targets but Holland says everyone wants more.

“It is a big club and wants to be achieving every year,” he said. “That is the demand.

“We have had back to back promotions and it is a big ask to achieve three.

“But the fans want it and so do the players - everyone involved.

“When you go up the leagues like this club has, it is all about keeping the structure.

“It can turn into turmoil, to what happened to the club before.

“The club is a lot more stable now and the long term plan is to get into the League.

“It is all about being realistic and what the club can sustain.”

Holland was back in the Town squad at Altrincham having cut a fairly grumpy figure sitting in the stands for the previous few games.

“If you see a player is frustrated when he is not playing, that is a bonus,” he said.

“If he is not bothered, do you really want him at your club?”

Boss Neil Aspin said Holland had earned his place after impressing in training the week before the game.

And Holland, renowned as the joker in the Shay pack, was pleased to hear that his efforts had not gone unnoticed.

“I like to have a laugh at training,” he said. “I scored an absolute worldy, turned round and asked the manager what I was doing sitting in the stand.”

The Legends benefit Match between Town and Doncaster Rovers looks set to go ahead on Sunday, April 29 at the Shay (3pm).

Final confirmation is still awaited, but organisers have confirmed that the admission cost for the match, which is set to feature Geoff Horsfield and Kieran O’Regan among others, will be £5 for adults with accompanied children free.

Halifax Town Supporters Club members will be out on force on Saturday taking player of the season votes before the home game with Droylsden.

They will also have their final stall of the regular season inside each turnstile where a very limited number of centenary plates (£20) and mugs (£6) will be available.

Johnny Meynell’s, Halifax Town the complete history, book is also available at a specially reduced price of £15.

The Supporters Club are still offering free local delivery of the plates and books to anyone who places an order by e-mailing supportersclub@halifaxafc.co.uk.

Halifax Town Commercial Group is presenting an evening with Tim and Joe, starring Radio Leeds duo Tim Crowther and Joe Maiden.

They will be at Belgrave Social Club to answer questions on a range of subjects on Thursday, May 3 (7pm).

Tickets cost £5 and further details can be obtained on 07707 143094 (after 5pm).