Liversedge v Brighouse Town: Brier calling for major response

BRIGHOUSE Town boss Mark Brier will select from a 22-man squad for tonight's Premier Division clash at Liversedge as he looks for a positive response following Saturday's hugely disappointing 5-0 home defeat by Maltby Main.

Brier and assistant boss Darren Attwood have already spent time going over what went wrong at the weekend but have yet to decide whether to make wholesale changes or keep some stability in the side.

"The dilemma is whether to have a knee-jerk reaction and change it or stay stable and let the lads put it right," said Brier.

"If we feel we need to shake it up then that is what we will do, but we still have plenty of talking to do before we come to a decision."

While offering no excuses for Saturday's defeat, Brier admitted that he feels some of his players are becoming unsettled with other clubs reportedly checking on their form.

"A lot of managers are sniffing around our squad and I am getting a little bit irritated by it," added Brier.

"One player is currently the subject of seven day notices from two different clubs.

"While some are doing it right by putting the seven days in, others are not and it certainly does not help.

"Taking the positive, it is a credit to what we are doing at Brighouse Town that people are looking at our players. On the negative side it has an unsettling effect and we just don't need it."

Brier will be keen to get his side back on track against his former club - many of whose players saw Brighouse lose on Saturday as Liversedge's game against Dinnington was called off.

Danny Toronczak may feature against his former club while Matty Sparkes and Lee Burgess are set to return after recovering from niggling leg injuries.