Town make an impression on Hatfield

Will Hatfield made his Town debut as a second half substitute against Gainsborough Trinity in midweek.

It was the first time he had been in the squad on home soil, but the former Leeds United youngster knew what to expect having been to watch the Shaymen with his dad Des earlier in the season.

“I had been coming to a few games because my dad is a Halifax fan as well as watching Leeds,” he said. “My agent contacted Neil Aspin, I trained a couple of times and he asked me to join the squad which I was delighted to do.

“I was looking around and wanted to come down and see what the standard was like.

“I was really impressed and now I just want to show what I can do.

“They are on a good run and I just want to play and help them keep that going.”

Hatfield had been on the bench at Vauxhall Motors seven days ago but boss Neil Aspin decided against using him on that occasion.

“I was buzzing when I went on,” said Hatfield. “Unfortunately at the time we were losing but I was hoping I could get on and have a bit of an impact.

“It was just unfortunate that we could not get the winner because that would have topped off a great night.”

Hatfield is on non contract terms and Aspin said when he signed it was a mutually beneficial agreement.

The player is ambitious and Town would never stand in his way should he get the chance to return to the Football League.

“I want to play at the highest level I can,” he said. “But I have to be realistic given the situation I am in at the moment.

“I haven’t played many games recently and the more games I get the better my chance of playing higher up.

“Hopefully if I keep playing here and doing well it will benefit the team and get them promoted then I would be playing at a higher level with Halifax.

“If a team comes calling from a higher league I would have to think about it, but I have really enjoyed my first couple of weeks here.”