Town do not want to be hanging about

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TOWN want to finish the job as quickly as they can as they go in search of a second successive promotion.

That was the message from midfielder Simon Garner after he had helped the Shaymen move 13 points clear of the field with a 3-0 win over Kendal in midweek.

Town have been almost relentless in their bid to claim promotion from the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

And with no signs of a let up, they are firmly on course for Conference North.

“We just need to keep grinding out results and obviously finish it off as soon as we can,” said Garner. “That’s our aim.

“We want to win every game and we have enough quality in the changing room to do that.

“We have a brilliant squad and if someone is injured or suspended we have the players here to step in,” he said.

“We just have to keep on doing what we are doing.”

Tuesday’s win followed a draw at Worksop, a result which clearly suited the table toppers more than their hosts who are attempting to hunt them down.

Garner said it also provided a valuable lesson for the players, who were below par in the first half .

Town trailed at the break before hitting back with an impressive second half display and earning a share of the spoils thanks to a Tom Baker penalty.

“In the first half last Saturday we probably didn’t put enough effort in,” said Garner.

“In the second half it was completely different and that is what we have to do.

“We can’t just expect to win, we have to turn up.”

Saturday’s pitch at Worksop’s temporary Retford home was the heaviest Town have played on this season and clearly took a lot out of the players.

But nine of the remaining 16 games are at the Shay which will surely prove decisive.

“Personally on Tuesday night I felt a bit heavy legged,” said Garner.

“It was a hard pitch to play on last weekend.

“We have more home games than we have away which is better.

“You don’t want to be playing on pitches like Retford’s every week.

“At least we don’t have to play on it every other week like Worksop do.”