Good times just around the corner

BOSS Neil Aspin believes his side are one good performance away from regaining their mid-season form.

There was more frustration on Saturday as Town were held to a goalless draw at home by mid-table Gloucester City.

The Shaymen shot up the table to second place with a 10-match unbeaten run between December and February.

They have taken just five of the last 18 available points since the run ended although with their rivals also faltering they are still in the top five.

“We are not on a great run of results but we are still in there with a chance,” said Aspin.

“I know that if we can get a good performance - and we need one soon - it would give us the confidence and the impetus for the run in.

“One good result would get rid of alot of the doubts and set us up for the run in.

“If you finish the season on a good run you will get in the play offs but it needs to start soon.”

Despite the disappointment of a goalless draw, Aspin was pleased to see an improved display from his side, who hit the woodwork twice, on the back of the midweek defeat to Bishop’s Stortford.

“It was a big improvement on Tuesday night, there is no doubt about that,” he said.

“I thought we were pedestrian against Bishop’s Stortford but played with more urgency on Saturday.

“I know you make your own luck, but we didn’t get the run of the ball.

“You would like to think that on another day one of the chances that hit the woodwork would go in.

“There was good support and I felt everyone was together and behind the team. We just need that break.”

Town were boosted by the arrivals on loan of Ross Hannah from Bradford City and Sean Clancy from Fleetwood.

“Ross Hannah needs chances to be made for him so he can finish,” said Aspin. “And there were not a lot.

“If he gets them he will score and I was pleased with his contribution. He worked hard.

“Sean Clancy is a good footballer who will get better as the games go on and he gives us something a bit different.

“He moves the ball well, he has good balance and he showed some clever inventive play in the first half especially.

“They are the type of players we have been looking for, we have just not been able to bring then in.

“If I had been able to I would have done it earlier

“It shows that the club wants to do well and wants to progress.”

Saturday’s game was halted for 30 minutes in the second half while an ambulance was called for Gloucester’s Steve Davies, who suffered a bad arm injury and could not be moved from where he lay on the pitch.

“It is strange because they had a half hour break the week before against Guiseley,” said Aspin. “And they went on to win that game 2-1.

“I thought it might not affect them too much, but certainly we did not get started when we got back out.

“The 25 minutes that were remaining seemed to go nowhere, they seemed to be eaten up by the ball being out of play for throw ins and free kicks.

“I am not moaning about the opposition because that’s what you do when you are away from home and want a point.

“I would have liked to have seen us do more.”