Consistency is key: boss

Town will be going all out for three points when they travel to Histon in the Blue Square Bet North tomorrow.

But as far as manager Neil Aspin is concerned, that is nothing new for the Shaymen.

Town were left frustrated as they were forced to settle for a point from a goalless draw with Solihull at the Shay in midweek.

But while they continue to look for consistency in their performances, they remain within touching distance of the play off places.

“I think every game we play we have to try to win,” said Aspin. “If we had won on Wednesday night it would have made no difference to how we approach tomorrow.

“We are capable of winning - home or away - but we are also capable of losing home or away as well.

“Over the last two years we have been pretty confident about getting results but if you don’t play well in this league you will be beaten.

“And I don’t think it matters if you play a team at the top or one at the bottom.

“Until we get a run of consistent performances that will be the case.

“If we can get on a run we can start moving forward but there is a whole pack of teams in the league that feel the same.

“You have to play well and you have to be consistent.

“I expected us to be better on Wednesday after we had showed for 80 minutes on Sunday what we can do.”

One thing Aspin is demanding is a better opening spell from his side who failed to put Solihull under pressure in the early stages of Wednesday’s game.

“It has been a feature of games this season that we have not started well enough to get the opposition on the back foot,” he said.

“It was disappointing but we just have to keep working.

“Football is not easy and the players put in the effort on Sunday and on Wednesday, but at times against Solihull the quality has let them down and decision making has been poor

“If we take the positives from the Solihull game, we kept a clean sheet and we have to build on that.

“Unfortunately we couldn’t get one at the other end where I always felt we could get a goal.”

Histon were relegated from the Blue Square Premier at the end of last season and had been tipped to do well this term.

But they are currently four places below the Shaymen, having lost their last two games - both away from home.

“No one would have fancied Hyde at the start of the season and look how well they have done,” said Aspin.

“People look at the fact that because Histon were in a higher division last season and expect them to do well.

“But you don’t know the club’s circumstances or which players they have lost.

“I watched them last week at Stalybridge, but it was a difficult game to assess them because they had two men sent off.

“Like a lot of teams in this division their results have been up and down, but they are capable of winning games.”

James Dean (suspended)_ is the only player ruled out of tomorrow’s game with Danny Lowe not due to start his three match ban for the red card against Charlton until November 29.