Hitman Hannah still wants more

Ross Hannah has achieved one target with the Shaymen by starting to score again on a regular basis - now he wants to go on and finish the job.

The Bradford City loanee took his tally to seven in six matches with a first half double in Monday’s win over Boston.

And he knows that if he can continue to find the net he can help Town in their bid for a third successive promotion.

“That was one of the main things I wanted to bring to Halifax,” he said.

“And if I am scoring goals it means the team is doing well.

“We have had the odd game when we have not created much but all in all it is going to plan.”

With Stalybridge and Gainsborough slipping up on Monday it went very much according to plan for the Shaymen who climbed up to fourth.

And Nuneaton are due to have six points deducted from their total today for fielding an ineligible player which means there are just four points separating the five teams battling it out for three play off places behind Hyde and Guiseley.

“It is very tight and you can only look at other team’s results when you have won your game,” said Hannah.

“We have to make sure we do what we have to and try to put pressure on the other teams.

The Shaymen travel to Altrincham on Saturday looking for more points but Hannah knows that the Manchester side will pose a real threat.

“It is another big game,” he said. “They lost on Monday which I think puts them out of the picture.

“But that doesn’t mean we can turn up and whitewash them.

“We have to start like we did on Monday and carry it on for longer.

“They will want to turn us over like everyone else does.”

Town’s win over Boston on Monday came three days after the disappointment of defeat at play off rivals Stalybridge.

And the fact there is little to choose between the candidates for a top five finish meant the players knew they had to win.

“Going into the Stalybridge game we had been looking to put a gap between us and them,” said Hannah.

“A fair result would have probably have been a draw but unfortunately they managed to nick it at the end.

“We knew Monday’s game was crucial.”

Town have received a boost with Matt Crooks and Huddersfield Town agreeing to extend the young midfielder’s loan at the Shay to the end of the season.

Halifax Town Supporters Club hold their next open to question meeting on Wednesday April 18 in the Sports Bar at the Shay.

The meeting starts at 8pm and the guests are FC Halifax Town defenders Aaron Hardy and Ryan Toulson.

Town’s directors are again providing transport to Saturday’s game against Altrincham, asking for a donation towards the cost rather than the full £12. Coaches leave the Shay at 1pm and to book your place contact 07707 143094 after 5pm