Harrison looking forward to some home comforts

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Halifax coach Karl Harrison has welcomed his side’s homecoming this weekend, admitting it feels like “an eternity” since the Championship title chasers played at the Shay.

When Fax run out against Whitehaven on Sunday (3.0), it will be their first home fixture since May 5, the consequence of the Shay pitch’s summer overhaul.

But with six of their last nine league games on home soil, Harrison believes it could yet play to his third-placed side’s advantage during the end of season run in.

“It will be nice to be back; both for us and the people of Halifax,” said Harrison, whose side have scored more than 50 points in their last five Shay appearances.

“We have been away now for what seems like an eternity, but we’ve got two games in four days now with Whitehaven and then Featherstone and we’re looking forward to it.

“Our home form has been good all year and we’d like to think it might play out in our favour.”