FC Halifax Town: “All the pressure’s on them” says Wild ahead of Notts County clash

Town manager Pete Wild says all the pressure is on Notts County ahead of their game on Tuesday night.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 12:35 pm
Pete Wild. Photo: Marcus Branston

The Shaymen go into the game in 13th place, four points behind sixth-placed County, having played two games more.

Halifax go into the match on the back of a 2-1 win at Wealdstone on Saturday.

When asked if that victory took some of the pressure off the trip to Meadow Lane in the race for the play-offs, Wild said: “I’m not talking about play-offs, I’m just focused on this 20th game to 30th game spell and getting as many wins as we can, and then let’s have a look at it.”

Notts County’s last game was a 2-2 draw at home to King’s Lynn last Tuesday, and The Magpies have not won in their last three league matches.

“We want to go there and get a positive performance,” said Wild.

“We lost there last year. I talk about progression, we lost there last year so we want to be better this year.

“They’ve stuttered of late, we drew with them at home, we went toe-to-toe with them at home and we’re excited to go toe-to-toe with them on Tuesday.

“All the pressure’s on them, there’s no pressure on us.

“We want to go and give a good account of ourselves in probably the best arena in the league.”

Notts County’s game against Aldershot last weekend was postponed due to a Covid outbreak in the Aldershot squad, but Wild doesn’t think their free weekend will necessarily hand County an advantage.

“No, because flip it on its head and look at us last week, we took time to get going, we’re always rusty when we come back,” he said.

“They’ll be frustrated because they only drew with King’s Lynn on Tuesday night so they’ll have had seven days to dwell on that.

“It can work both ways.”

When asked if he may have anyone back off the injured list for the game, Wild said: “Clarkey and Kian are getting closer to being available, so we’ll see what happens from there.”

Follow all the action from Meadow Lane on Tuesday night with Town writer Tom Scargill’s live blog at https://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/sport/football/halifax-town.