Johnson has to produce, says Town boss

Dale Johnson
Dale Johnson

Dale Johnson has weeks to save his FC Halifax Town career following a disappointing loan move to Barrow, says boss Neil Aspin.

The striker, who signed from Droylsden in the summer of 2012, had a bright start to his Town career scoring ten goals before Christmas.

But he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury during last season’s 1-0 away win at Worcester and was ruled out for the rest of the season.

On Saturday he was included among the Town subs for the first time since limping off at Worcester, but following the unsuccessful loan move to Barrow, Aspin admits Johnson has weeks to save his career as a Shayman.

“We had a chat this week,” said Aspin after the 3-0 win over Welling United.

“He should have done better at Barrow. I don’t think he put himself into a position where he could come back and get straight in the team.

“He’s basically got a few weeks to try and get himself back in the team.

“I’m not putting him under pressure and he knows the situation. He’s got to produce if he is to stay at the club but he needs to be given a chance so we’ll have to see when that will come.”