Lewis Killeen missed out on a chance to play at the Shay last weekend - but despite his disappointment at sitting on the Droylsden bench, he hopes he does not get another chance in the future.
Killeen played for Town in the Conference play off final in 2006 and scored 40 goals, in a little more than 200 appearances.
“To say I was disappointed is an understatement,” said Killeen who was not fit to face the Shaymen at Droylsden earlier in the season.
“I struggled before both games with injury and I hadn’t been injured all season before those games came up.
“I tested it before Saturday’s game - gave it a go - but it just wasn’t right.
“As much as I wanted to play it was not worth risking it.”
“I played a few games here and would have loved to have been out there.
“The stadium is much better now the stand is open and it is what the club deserves.
“It was a shame I couldn’t play but hopefully I won’t get to play here next year either because they will go up.”
Killeen will be interested to see how the Shaymen go in the play offs and believes they could do well.
“We started off quite well, had a few chances and looked quite dangerous,” he said.
“Once we took the lead we sat back a little bit and let Halifax come onto us.
“Once Town got the first goal, the second half was pretty much one way and Halifax maybe should have made it more comfortable than it was.
“They look a good side and if they get into the play-offs like they look like they will, they have a massive chance of going up.”
As for Droylsden, they have been far too inconsistent to make their mark in the promotion race this season.
“We have been inconsistent,” he said, “We have the base of a good team but we are up and down.
“We give away sloppy goals and that leads to defeats.
“We have done OK against the sides at the top it is when we have come up against the lower sides we have taken our foot off the pedal and it has killed us.”
Halifax Town Commercial Group is presenting an evening with Tim and Joe, starring Radio Leeds duo Tim Crowther and Joe Maiden.
They will be at Belgrave Social Club to answer questions on a range of subjects on Thursday, May 3 (7pm).
Tickets cost £5 and further details can be obtained on 07707 143094 (after 5pm).