New role could produce Worthington’s best

Jon Worthington has impressed in his more advanced role
Jon Worthington has impressed in his more advanced role

Neil Aspin says Jon Worthington has impressed in his new role as an attack minded midfielder.

Worthington, 29, was one of ten new signings recruited by Aspin in the summer.

A full blooded and tough tackling midfielder by reputation, Worthington played well over 200 football league matches before joining the Shaymen, scoring just 13 career goals.

But despite having not scored for well over three seasons, he notched his first goal for Town in style with a long range strike away at Chester - a game which saw him play just behind the front two.

He kept his place in the side at Hinckley but was substituted at half time for Lee Gregory.

Town boss Aspin said: “We wanted to have Jason Jarrett sitting in front of the back four at Chester which meant we had three in front of him, and I thought Jon managed to get forward well so there was no reason to change it.

“But because we didn’t pass the ball well or keep it well enough we weren’t able to utilise him in those positions so I decided to make the change at half time.”

“It’s unfortunate for Jon.

“I know he is desperate to play and nobody wants to be taken off but I felt in the second half they needed to push on so we could use the pace in behind.”

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