aspin calls for a fitting display

BOSS Neil Aspin has urged his players to go out and entertain the fans before they pick up the Evo-Stik Premier Division Trophy at the Shay tomorrow.

The Shaymen will receive the championship gong after their final home game of the campaign against Mickleover Sports.

And the Shay chief believes the players deserve their big day out after another incredible season which has seen them secure a second successive promotion.

“I think no matter how many points you have, if it is a day you are going to get the trophy you want to put on a performance,” said Aspin.

“It can be a bit flat if you don’t play well and don’t get a result. I would like us to put on a display - the players deserve to do that for the season they have had.

“You can’t pick and choose when that happens, but by the looks of things it is going to be a nice day, there will be a big crowd and everything is set up for us to go out and play.”

Aspin added that he was not expecting any favours from Mickleover Sports who will be keen to put one over on the champions.

“I am sure if I was on the opposition side I would not like to see a procession,” he said., “And I am sure that is not going to happen.

“They will give us a good game and we will have to be up for the challenge.

The Shaymen will be keen to win as they continue their bid for a century of points for the second season in a row.

“The draw against Skelmersdale got us to the 100 point mark,” said Aspin. “Tomorrow we can’t do that but a win would certainly set us up for Monday’s game at Ossett. We are two results away from getting to that achievement.”

Aspin has to check on the fitness of Danny Lowe, who suffered a hamstring strain in the midweek win over Frickley, and Scott Hogan, who was named on the bench before pulling out through illness.

He is also waiting to see if Jamie Vardy will be fit to return having missed three games with a leg problem.

FC Halifax Town (from): Hedge, Hardy, Lowe, Bower, L Hogan, Milne, Garner, Baker, Phelan, Vardy, Holland, Gregory, Senior, Woods, S Hogan, Heffernan.