FC Halifax Town: Errors have proved costly, says Sellers

Actions from FC Halifax Town v Dag and Red. Ryan Sellers
Actions from FC Halifax Town v Dag and Red. Ryan Sellers

Town defender Ryan Sellers has called on his side to cut out the errors ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup first round tie at League Two side Morecambe.

Halifax lost two soft goals in their 2-1 defeat at Havant and Waterlooville last Saturday, and go into the Morecambe game with one win in their last 14 matches in all competitions, excluding the West Riding County Cup.

Sellers admits he has been among those culpable in recent weeks in the Town ranks.

“I think individually we’ve made too many mistakes, including myself. I put my hands up myself on that,” he said.

“I feel that if we were to cut them out, we would have a lot more success.

“You can’t fault the attitude of the boys, but the errors have proved costly. But you have to move on from that, that’s football.

“If we can reduce the amount of errors, we will win more games.”

Sellers is quietly confident of Town’s chances on Saturday against their hiugher-league opponents.

He added: “It’ll be tough, they’re a league team at a higher level, so it’ll be a test for us, but I’m excited.

“The league is more important, you always want to do well in the league but the cup is an opportunity to go and play teams you wouldn’t necessarily get the chance to play on a regular basis.

“I was at Wycombe when we played Fulham in the League Cup, and then we played Aston Villa away in the FA Cup.

“When you’re in that environment when you’re going into a game as underdogs, it’s a bit of a double-edged sword.

“I think there’s always pressure in every game you play, and that expectation that you have to give 100 per cent and play well.

“If we play to the best of our ability, I think we can win the game and progress into the next round.”