Brighouse look to complete league double

BRIGHOUSE Town boss Paul Quinn will be looking for a repeat result from the first meeting of the season with Retford United when his side play host to the Northern Counties East League leaders tomorrow (3.0).

Quinn had not long been settled in the St Giles Road hot-seat when he took his side to Leverton Road and returned with all three points following a 2-1 success.

Danny Hull put Brighouse ahead just before the half hour and Shane Hamilton added the crucial second just after the break. Adam Scott replied from the penalty spot but Brighouse held on for a shock success.

Now Quinn is hoping that lightning does strike twice and that they can pick up another crucial three points tomorrow to keep them in touch with the leading group.

“It is another big game and one where we need to be looking at picking up three points,” said Quinn.

“We have the league leaders coming here and I think they will feel more pressure to get a result because of the position they are in.

“We had a great win over there in my early days as manager. It was an excellent performance because they were also going well at that time so hopefully we can do the same again.

“It is important that we continue our good run of form if we are to stay in touch with the leaders.”

Quinn has no fresh injury doubts so will name a full-strength squad in the hope that the confidence the players have gained during their four game unbeaten run will continue.

He was unconcerned that Retford were likely to have enjoyed extra game time due to their Nottinghamshire Senior Cup clash with Wollaton in midweek.

“That may well give them the edge in terms of sharpness, but I am not too worried about that,” added Quinn.

“We played Emley in the League Cup 10 days ago so it is not as though we have gone a long time without playing.

“Clearly having games called off like we all have recently is never good so it will be nice to get back into action again.”