Town have second in their sights against Kidderminster

Actions from the game, FC Halifax Town v Kidderminster at The Shay. Matt Pearson
Actions from the game, FC Halifax Town v Kidderminster at The Shay. Matt Pearson
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FC Halifax Town could move up to second in the Conference Premier with a win over Kidderminster at the Shay on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Halifax go into the game on the back of their heaviest defeat for nearly a year since the 4-1 loss at MK Dons in the FA Cup last November.

The Shaymen have won just once in their last five games but still sit fifth in the Conference Premier.

Kidderminster, who have only lost once in their last five, could overtake Town with a win, and go into the match in the back of a morale-boosting 3-3 draw at leaders Barnet after being 3-0 down at half-time.

Town boss Neil Aspin wants his side to put on a performance tomorrow against what he accepts are difficult opponents.

He said: “Last year Kidderminster were probably one of the strongest teams we played at their place and they were strong at the end of the season so we know we’re in for a tough game

“We always want to get a result but we need a performance as well.

“After a couple of our recent performances it will be a difficult test but I’m looking for a response.

“It’s an important game and we need at our best.”

No other side has scored more home goals in the league than Halifax, while only five clubs have scored fewer away goals than Kidderminster.

Should Town fail to win, it will be the first time they’ll have gone three home games without a win for 18 months.

Scott McManus and Hattersley were both ill before the Eastleigh game and will be assessed before Saturday, as will Marc Roberts and Matt Pearson after their trip to Turkey with England C.

Follow Halifax Town reporter Tom Scargill on Twitter for live updates throughout every Shaymen match - and check www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/halifaxtown for reports after the game.