Town boss set to ring the changes

Actions from Halifax Town v Torquay at the Shay
Actions from Halifax Town v Torquay at the Shay

Neil Aspin admitted changes will be made at FC Halifax Town after they were beaten 2-0 by Torquay in their final home game of the season.

The Town boss described his side as “not good enough” over the last few weeks as their play-off hopes fell away and said there will be personnel changes in the summer.

He said: “I’m not really looking at the 90 minutes, I’m looking at the bigger picture.

“In the second half of the season, and especially in the last few weeks, we’ve not been good enough.

“Today were weren’t good enough and we’ve got to make a lot of changes.

“I need to make changes. That’s been more than evident over the last few weeks.

“The players have had a good chance to show they want to stay here and it’s clear that we’re a long way off where we need to be.

“It’s got to be addressed, it’s as simple as that.”

Asked whether he could take any positives from the game, Aspin said: “Not really no. We’re not scoring goals and we’re conceding goals and if you’ve got that combination you’re not going to win matches.

“We’re fortunate in some respects that we had a good start and got a lot of points early on.

“That’s helped us to finish in a reasonable position but I’m not kidding myself because if the season was finishing now then we’d get relegated.

“The performances have been poor and the only good thing it’s not pulled the wool over my eyes and I’ve got a chance to address that.

“It’s going to be a busy time but that’s what I’ll have to do as manager.”

The Town boss admitted the end to the season had left a sour taste in the mouth, and said the state of the Shay pitch had been a contributing factor in his side’s recent slump.

He added: “The pitch, you can say it’s the same for both sides, but our players are having to play on it every week, twice a week sometimes.

“We’ve certainly struggled since the rugby game destroyed the pitch.

“Whether we would have struggled with a nice pitch or not I don’t know. Maybe it’s just a coincidence.

“But I’m not going to make excuses because we haven’t been good enough.”