FC Halifax Town: Harvey thrilled to take charge of Shaymen

Actions from Halifax Town v Dover. Jim Harvey
Actions from Halifax Town v Dover. Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey is relishing the challenge of beating the drop after being named as FC Halifax Town manager until the end of the season.

The 57-year-old was appointed yesterday as successor to Darren Kelly, having served as his assistant manager during his short reign in charge earlier this season.

Harvey praised his team’s efforts since taking over last month, and is excited about being handed the job on a permanent basis.

“I’m absolutely delighted, thrilled, to be given the job,” he said.

“I’m now looking forward to the challenge of avoiding relegation.

“Over the last five games the players have shown they can be resilient and have turned the results around.

“I’ve had a terrific response from the players since I’ve taken over, we’re unbeaten in five games, and we need to maintain that now.”

Harvey will talk to current assistant Tommy Miller about whether he will also stay on until the end of the season having worked alongside him over the past five matches.

But Harvey admitted there were “one or two” others interested in becoming his number two.