Quinn will be looking for a reaction

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BRIGHOUSE Town boss Paul Quinn will be looking for his side to bounce straight back when they play host to Hall Road Rangers in a Northern Counties East League Premier Division clash tonight (7.45).

Town saw their six match unbeaten run in all competitions ended on Saturday when former Manchester United and Bradford City player Ben Muirhead notched an injury time goal to give visitors Armthorpe Welfare a 4-3 success.

Quinn expressed his disappointment at the manner of the defeat and will now look for a response against their visitors from East Yorkshire as they look to stay in touch with the division’s leading clubs.

“There were a lot of disappointed players in the dressing room after the game on Saturday and so in that respect it is perhaps good that we have got a chance to put things right straightaway,” said Quinn.

“We will not dwell on Saturday’s result because it has gone and we know we have to pick ourselves up and go again.

“It shows how far we have come when we feel so disappointed after one defeat. But we have to learn from what happened on Saturday and focus on putting another good little run together.

“We have done if before so there is no reason why we cannot do it again.

“At then end of the day it is one defeat - it is not the end of the world.

“There are still 10 games to go and everything to play for and everybody is ready for the challenge.”

Tonight’s game starts a sequence of three midweek games for Brighouse and they do not play on a Saturday again until the scheduled visit to Parkgate on March 23.

“It is far from ideal as we have two difficult away trips at Long Eaton and Scarborough after tonight,” added Quinn.

“But we have planned ahead. This is the schedule and we have to deal with it.

“We certainly cannot moan about it. We have known these games are coming up and we will prepare for them in a professional manner as we always do.”

Quinn is likely to be without Luke Gibson and Anthony Haigh for tonight’s game while Danny Hull is unavailable due to university commitments.

However, the boss has not ruled out bringing new faces in, adding: “There are a couple of players we are looking to sign but everything is far from settled just yet.

“We just feel we need to bolster the squad a little bit so hopefully the signings will come off and give us a bit of added depth and strength in the run in.”