FC Halifax Town: Sinnott is up and running on the goal trail

Halifax v Tamworth. Jordan Sinnott celebrates
Halifax v Tamworth. Jordan Sinnott celebrates

Midfielder Jordan Sinnott is eyeing more goals after netting twice in Town’s first five games of the season.

Sinnott only scored three in the previous campaign at Altrincham, but wasn’t helped by playing half the season at right-back in a team that lost its fight against relegation.

The 22-year-old could have at least doubled his tally after going close to scoring against Stockport and Worcester, but is pleased with his early-season form.

“I’ve said before I want to add more goals to my game,” he said.

“I got one last week (against Tamworth) and I back myself in front of goal.

“Dents (Tom Denton) can’t do it all by himself so we need to try and chip in.

“I’ve surprised myself a bit by getting two so far! But I should have had more, especially at Stockport and I hit the bar against Tamworth, so sometimes you need a bit of luck.

“But I’m happy with how I’ve started off this season.”

Sinnott has contributed to The Shaymen’s impressive start to the campaign which has seen them win three and draw two so far.

“I’m not surprised by how we’ve started,” he said. “It’s looking up.

“We’re near the top of the league and you can’t ask for much more than that at this stage.

“You don’t want to be playing catch-up, you want to be saying to everyone else ‘this is what we can do, can you keep up with us?’

“We’ve got Fylde and Harrogate next, which will be two tough games, but coming off the back of the Tamworth result, we should go into it full of confidence.

“We’re not going to get carried away because when you do that, that’s when it normally goes to pot.”

Sinnott started at Huddersfield when he was 15 and was given a two-year scholarship and then a one-year professional contract before he made his debut in the FA Cup fourth round against Leicester aged 18.

He then went on loan to Bury aged 19 but got a dislocated knee injury that kept him out for four months

“Before I went for the scan my head was all over the place,” he said.

“The physio told me he thought I’d done my cruciate, which means a year out, so it actually wasn’t that bad in the end.

“They said they weren’t going to offer me another contract when my existing one expired so I went to Altrincham.

“That was the first major injury I’d had so I wasn’t used to being out, but I got my head down with the good physios they have at Huddersfield and managed to come back fit.

“It’s hard to tell whether I’d have stayed at Huddersfield but for that injury but I’m just focused on the future.

“It probably made me the player I am now because it was a setback - I wasn’t used to looking after myself, not being able to play or train.

“You’re in the club six days a week, which I didn’t mind because I wanted to get back.”

Sinnott admits the transition from the Huddersfeld youth team to non-league first-team football took some getting used to.

“I found it a bit tough - I thought it’d be a lot easier getting back fit,” he added.

“It was a bit of an eye-opener but I hit the ground running the next season and played nearly every league game.

“That’s stood me in good stead. The league was a bit different to what I was used to at Huddersfield, where you got a bit more time on the ball and they want you to play a bit more.

“Sometimes the teams you play in non-league are more direct, which is a bit frustrating, but that’s how it is.

“It was a learning curve but I enjoyed it.

“I ended up playing half the season at right-back - I can play there because they were trying to look at me there at Huddersfield as well.

“It was just a disappointing end to the season getting relegated.”