FC Halifax Town v Ossett Albion: Town bidding to extend their unbeaten record

TOWN boss Neil Aspin may be prepared to shuffle his pack when Ossett Albion visit the Shay for a President's Cup clash tonight, but he will be keen to see his side extend their incredible unbeaten run to 17 matches.

That run includes a couple of victories in the Unibond League competitions when he has given some of those players who have not been regulars a run out.

And the most important aspect of tonight's tie will be to do the same again - within the rules of the competition.

Fans will get a chance to see a couple of new players - midfielder Tom Penford and striker Kevin Sanasy have been brought in as Aspin looks to add a little more depth to his squad.

And the likes of Phil Senior, Mark Hotte, James Riley and Paul Harrison will be keen to push their claims for a first team place.

All four have started in either the league or FA Trophy this season but it is vital that while they are not currently first choice picks, they are ready to be called on when required

Ossett are third from bottom in Unibond One North with one win from 10 games - a 2-0 success against Mossley a month ago.

They have conceded 18 goals in their last four games in all competitions, including seven in the FA Cup at Blyth Spartans.

They let in three at home to Shepshed Dynamo in the FA Trophy and have been hit for four by Lancaster City and Curzon Ashton in their last two league games.

Earlier in the season Trafford scored five against them and Leigh Genesis bagged four which suggests that defence is the major area of concern for them.

That could be good news for Sanasy, who will be hoping to impress on his return to Halifax, Harrison and Neil Ross who is set to feature as he continues his rehabilitation.

The side will be unrecognisable from the one that worked so hard to defeat Burscough at the weekend, but you can expect the result to have a familiar ring to it.