Derby date is Juste the job

Boss Neil Aspin has drafted in Jason St Juste ahead of tonight’s Blue Square Bet North West Yorkshire derby at Guiseley (7.45).

The 25-year-old left winger was a junior at Garforth, played 15 games for Darlington and more recently has been with Norwegian side Sandnes Ulf.

Town and Guiseley could hardly be going into the Nethermoor clash in more contrasting form - the Shaymen have lost their last two while Guiseley have won five out of five on home soil.

But Aspin believes his players will be desperate to banish the memory of Saturday’s embarrassing 5-1 home defeat to Vauxhall Motors and should relish going into the game as underdogs.

“It will be good after Saturday’s disaster to play again although it is not the best time to be playing Guiseley,” he said

“It might work in our favour because no one will give us a chance.

“The players have to roll up their sleeves and show us what they can do.

“Over the past couple of years we have played league sides and Conference sides and have never been easy to beat. We have always come out of those games with credit.

“Saturday’s game is easy to analyse - on the day we were just not good enough. I would like to think that we are a better side than we showed against Vauxhall Motors.

“I know we are - now the players have to go out and prove it.”

Aspin added that he was contemplating changes to his side as he looks for a winning combination.

“When you lose a game you always think about shuffling the pack,” he said, “But you cannot go out and sign a new team.

“Players are making mistakes and they have to eradicate them.

“Those who were here last year and those who arrived in the summer all have to do better.

“It is up to them to get their fingers out and turn things round.”

Guiseley have a number of familiar faces in their squad this season including Danny Forrest, Simon Ainge, Lee Ellington and last season’s Shay skipper Mark Bower.

Halifax Town (from): Eastwood, Toulson, Hardy, Lowe, McManus, L Hogan, Haggerty, Wood, Winter, Garner, Baker, Needham, Foster, Holland, Dean, Gregory, Dixon, St Juste, S Hogan, Senior.

Town have been drawn at home to NCE League Premier Division Tadcaster Albion in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Albion reached this stage of the competition with a 3-0 win over Scarborough Athletic at the weekend.

Prior to that, they had won 2-1 at Hemsworth MW in the preliminary round and 3-2 at Pontefract Collieries in the first qualifying round.

Guiseley will go to Stalybridge Celtic in possibly the tie of the second qualifying round while Bradford Park Avenue will entertain Bamber Bridge or Warrington Town.

The tie is due to be played at the Shay on Saturday, October 1.

Draw (northern section): Northwich Victoria v Ramsbottom United or Nantwich Town, Stalybridge Celtic v Guiseley, Workington v Droylsden, Halifax Town v Tadcaster Albion, Wakefield v Kendal Town, Armthorpe Welfare or Stocksbridge Park Steels v Colwyn Bay, Burscough or Clitheroe v Radcliffe Borough, Pickering Town or Staveley MW v Hyde, Blyth Spartans v Bedlington Terriers, Ashton United v Spennymoor Town, AFC Fylde or Chorley v Gainsborough Trinity, Hebburn Town v Squires Gate or Runcorn Linnets, FC United of Manchester or Woodley Sports v Lancaster City, Bradford Park Avenue v Bamber Bridge or Warrington Town, Whitby Town v North Ferriby United, Frickley Athletic v Harrogate Town, Altrincham v Witton Albion, Shildon or Ashington v Vauxhall Motors, Histon v Corby Town, Mickleover Sports v Thurnby Nirvana or Barrow Town, Stafford Rangers v Newcastle Town or Stratford Town, Deeping Rangers v Leek Town, Buxton v Rushall Olympic, Matlock Town v Hinckley United.

The FC Halifax Town board of directors are the open to question guests at Thursday’s Supporters Club meeting which takes place in the Sports Bar at the Shay from 8pm. The meeting is open to all with membership for the 2011/12 season available on the night.