Town head to Harrogate for latest pre-season outing

James Walshaw will turn out for Harrogate against Halifax on Saturday.
James Walshaw will turn out for Harrogate against Halifax on Saturday.

FC Halifax Town travel to Harrogate Town on Saturday (3pm kick-off) for their latest pre-season friendly hoping to make it four wins out of four.

Town have already beaten Tadcaster 5-0, Barnsley 2-0 and Rochdale 2-1 in their pre-season programme to date, with new signings Scott Boden and Ross Dyer finding the net along with Matt Pearson and Josh Wilson and trialist Danny Schofield.

Schofield is expected to be given another run-out on Saturday after impressing in his three appearances so far.

Lining up against him will be former Shaymen James Walshaw, Craig Nelthorpe and Simon Lenighan, who made one appearance against Chester during a loan spell from Leeds last season.

He is one of several summer signings by Harrogate along with full-back Rhys Meynell from Guiseley, Jake Speight from Mansfield and highly-rated striker Ryan Kendall from North Ferriby United.

Harrogate beat a Leeds United XI 2-0 in their first run-out of pre-season before losing 2-0 to a Grimsby XI.

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