Attack is the way forward for Shaymen

Attack is likely to be Town’s best form of defence when they entertain Hinckley in Blue Square Bet North tomorrow.

Boss Neil Aspin is without two of his back four through suspension, with Liam Hogan and Scott McManus both serving one match bans after accumulating five cautions.

“We have to get on with it because we knew the suspensions were coming up,” said Aspin.

“But I think it will be an attacking line up tomorrow.”

Aaron Hardy is set to return to the side after injury which would enable Ryan Toulson to partner Danny Lowe at centre back.

Midfielder Simon Garner could be asked to play at left back, a role he has played in past seasons for the club.

There is also the option of playing Gregg Anderson, who dislocated his shoulder at Hinckley in September, although he appears to have fallen out of favour.

And there is no doubt that Aspin has plenty to consider before settling on his line up for tomorrow.

“When the players we had together play we have done a lot better,” he said, “And that cannot be a coincidence.

“Tomorrow we will struggle to put out a side defensively and someone will have to play out of position.”

Aspin ruled out making a move into the loan market for a player who would play tomorrow and might not get another game.

The Shaymen go into tomorrow’s clash looking to make it three in a row in the league.

But anyone who believes that is as straight forward as it appears against a side battling to beat the drop only has to look back at the game earlier in the season when Town threw away a two goal lead to lose 3-2.

“In terms of disappointment that is the worst I have had here,” he said. “We had played well for the majority of the game and should have had three points.”

Town have climbed to sixth in the table despite never having won more than two in a row and Aspin admitted his side’s position in the table was a real bonus given the inconsistencies.

“I think sixth place is higher than the results we have had would suggest,” he said, “We have certainly not done enough yet to be higher than sixth.”

One player who will not be involved tomorrow is non-contract midfielder Harry Winter who left for Hyde FC earlier this week.

And Aspin has suggested he will not be the last player to leave the club as he looks to improve his squad.

“If a player doesn’t want to play for the club I have, within reason, to let him go,” he said.

“When a non-contract player wants to leave, there is no point standing in his way.

“A couple of other players will also be leaving and I will probably look in January to bring in a couple for the second half of the season.

“I am still not entirely happy with the squad and we need to improve.”

Halifax Town Supporters Club will be selling copies of Johnny Meynell’s book “Halifax Town: The Complete Record” in the East Stand concourse before tomorrow’s game. Copies can be reserved for collection by e-mailing