Aspin wants repeat display

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Boss Neil Aspin has called on his players to combine the best parts of their last two outings when they go to Hinckley tomorrow.

And that means repeating the defensive display at Boston, where they kept a clean sheet, with the three goal effort against Workington last weekend at the Shay.

The victory over the Reds was only the Shaymen’s second of the season, but it was enough to lift the side into the top 10 of the Blue Square Bet North.

And victory in Leicestershire tomorrow would see Aspin’s side edge closer to the top five.

“We needed the win last weekend because it relieved a bit of pressure,” said Aspin. “I would be looking to build on the defensive display at Boston which was really good.

“We need a similar display at Hinckley with a bit more going forward.”

Town have picked up five points from three unbeaten games on the road - at Blyth, Worcester and Boston.

And Aspin wants his side to build on that unbeaten run against a side currently sitting in the bottom three.

“It is only three games,” he said. “But it gives us a platform.

“And it shows that we can pick up points away from home which is going to be important.”

Despite Hinckley’s lowly standing, Aspin knows Town can take nothing for granted.

And the home side are likely to include a couple of familiar faces - Louis Horne and Luke Dean, both of whom have had loan spells at the Shay.

“Hinckley didn’t have the best of starts and put a lot of their players on the transfer list,” he said.

“I watched them play their third or fourth game and there have been half a dozen changes since then.

“They have a few players in on loan and got a win last week against Solihuill Moors which I think they needed, but not a lot changes for us.

“They are like all teams in this division, they are tough to play on their own ground.”

Liam Hogan, who received lengthy treatment on the pitch after suffering a leg injury last weekend, is expected to be available.

But the game may have come too soon for Anton Foster (Achilles) and Ryan Toulson (ankle).

“The physio is saying that he expects them to be fit for the next home game,” said Aspin.

“I think we can rule them out of contention for tomorrow’s game.

“We picked up a few other knocks against Workington but I would expect everyone who played last week to be fit.”

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