Praise for Toulson - but Town rocked by St Juste blow

Ryan Toulson shone for the Shaymen against his former side
Ryan Toulson shone for the Shaymen against his former side

Neil Aspin was full of praise for Ryan Toulson after the defender scored his first Town goal - but admitted an injury to Jason St Juste was a big blow to his side.

In what proved to be a tale of two full backs, Toulson played a part in setting up the Shaymen’s first two goals with deliveries into the box from wide areas, and then rifled a right foot shot into the bottom corner on the hour mark for his first goal in Town colours.

But after the game, Aspin confirmed that St Juste, who has been one of the stars of the season at left back, will need surgery on a hernia problem in the new year.

On Toulson, Aspin said: “I don’t think he’s ever been a prolific scorer. He certainly hasn’t been since I’ve been here.

“It capped a good display. He’s very willing to get up and down and does a lot of good work for the team.

“If you get the chance to cross it ten times then you’re not going to hit them all brilliantly.

“But the fact that he’s willing to go again and get another cross in shows a lot of character and I will always say you have to try and generate a bit of power in the crosses and sometimes you don’t get them exactly right. But he’s done really well for us this season.”

On the injury to St Juste, Aspin added: “I must say, to lose Jason St Juste was a massive blow.He said aftetr the Maidstone game that he had a lump in an area which is a hernia. We got it checked out and it’s going to need an operation.

“He’s a player who we don’t want to lose because he’s been playing so well.

“We know Scott McManus is a good player, and those two are going to jostle for positions. You would like to think you could get them both in the team, but it’s a blow for Jason but if we get him operated early enough he can still play a big part in the season because we’ve got so many games left.”