FC Halifax Town: Harvey doing his chances no harm, admits Bosomworth

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Town chairman David Bosomworth admits caretaker-boss Jim Harvey is making a good case for a permanent appointment after guiding the club to back-to-back wins.

Bosomworth said it was “difficult to say” when there will be an announcement about the club’s next permanent boss, but is delighted at the recent upturn in Town’s fortunes.

He said: “Jim’s getting the opportunity to show what he can do and in the fullness of time we’ll make the decision one way or the other.

“At the moment he’s doing himself no harm - a good away win at Gateshead and then another four goals on Saturday against a very good Dover side.

“We were very keen to get back-to-back wins and six points out of six is a lovely start.

“I felt if we could get seven out of nine that would be an absolute dream so we’ve got a chance of taking it on a bit further so let’s see how we do against Guiseley.”

Bosomworth said that the main priority remains hauling the team out of the relegation zone and insisted the board are open-minded about their next appointment.

He added: “We’re not rushing because we’ve to talk to Jim. Obviously his stock’s rising and he’ll be worrying if he loses does it cost him the chance of the job?

“We’re being open-minded. What we’re looking at is how is the team playing, how are the players responding, have we got a chance of taking it forward?

“We’ve got to get results to get us out of the bottom four, that’s the first thing, and the only way we’ll do that is by winning games.”