Bracek, Tonks set for close-season surgery

Halifax coach Karl Harrison has confirmed that props Andy Bracek and Tony Tonks will both undergo close-season surgery.

Tonks, who recently penned a two year contract after a short-term mid-season switch from Huddersfield, has now been told he needs a plate putting in the arm he broke in Fax’s Co-operative Championship clash with Batley.

The former Featherstone enforcer was initially told he would not need to go under the knife.

Bracek, the Wales international signed from Championship One high flyers Barrow, missed the Raiders’ Grand Final defeat by Doncaster with a knee injury, which has now been diagnosed as cartilage damage.

“Those two both need ops,” said Harrison. “Tonks needs some steel putting in his arm and Bracek just needs a bit of a tidy up around his cartilage.

“Tony is going to have to wait eight to 10 weeks before he can do full contact, but he can do fitness work long before then so it’s not going to be too much of an issue for us.

“Bracek’s is probably six weeks, so he’ll be there or thereabouts when we start training on November 5.

“He might miss one week, maybe two, but that is not going to be a big deal.”

Halifax have unveiled their early-bird season ticket prices for 2013. East Stand seats - which include one free dining package - are £180 for adults and £130 for concessions until October 31.

South Stand tickets are on general sale at £160 and £105.

Junior tickets are £40 for anywhere in the ground.

Fax are also giving supporters to have their name incorporated into the club’s playing and replica shirts for next season for £25, an offer that expires on October 13. Details on both offers are available from the club on 01422 342792.