Trialist Akidaki given Shay chance

Osebi Akidaki made his first appearance for Town against Blackburn
Osebi Akidaki made his first appearance for Town against Blackburn

Manager Neil Aspin said it was only fair of him to offer Osebi Akidaki a trial after the attacker impressed against Town.

Akidaki was a second half substitue against the Shaymen during the 4-1 win at Salford City last week.

After a solid performance against Town, Aspin spoke to officials at Salford and agreed to offer Akidaki a trial.

He made his first appearance as a sub against Blackburn at the weekend, replacing Paul Marshall for a 20 minute cameo on the right wing.

Aspin said: “He did OK.

“It’s difficult to just get thrown in but it would be wrong of me not to give the lad a chance after he impressed on Tuesday.

“He has got some pace and we’ve got to keep looking at players,” he said.

Town face Bolton Wanderers reserves at the Shay on Wednesday night (7.45pm).