Town’s search for players goes on

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Boss Neil Aspin believes evolution rather than revolution is the way forward as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging for Blue Square North honours.

After two years of unparalleled success, the Shaymen’s form has been patchy this season and Aspin knows that he has to bring players to the club.

But, with a home game against Eastwood Town at the weekend, he has ruled out wholesale changes.

“We know we have been poor and we know we have to be better,” he said. “No one is hiding from that fact.

“In football you have to keep working and there will be changes in personnel

“We have to keep trying to bring in better players and we have to move some players on.

“That will happen, but it is not easy to do.

“I have seen enough with my own eyes that if we are going to get better we have to make changes.”

Aspin is keen to ensure that the players that have served him so well over the past couple of years and those he brought to the club in the summer, get the opportunity to put things right.

“I have always said that you have to give people a chance,” he said.

“But you can only give them so many chances and some players will have to leave the club.

“That is also based on whether they are on a contract or non contract - and what type of contract they are on.

“You can’t just wave a wand and suddenly discard people but I know changes have to be made and we have to be better.”

Aspin should have influential skipper Tom Baker back in his squad at the weekend after the midfielder missed last weekend’s FA Cup win over Tadcaster Albion due to illness.

“You know what Tom is like, he never likes to miss games,” said Aspin.

“But he sounded really ill the day before the game.

“He was still poorly on the day of the game and it showed that we missed him.

“He is a good player, the captain and he justifies his selection.

“He is one player who gives you a good level of performance week in, week out.”

Halifax Town Supporters’ Club hold their annual football quiz in the Sports Bar at the Shay on Thursday, October 20.

Teams of four are required with individuals able to form teams on the night with the cost of entry £2 per person.

A cash prize and trophies will be awarded to the winning team and entries can be confirmed by e-mailing supportersclub@halifaxafc.co.uk or calling Andy Gilchrist on 07751 110597.