Town on the road again at Telford

Richard Peniket has four goal in his last three games
Richard Peniket has four goal in his last three games

FC Halifax Town face their third away game on the trot on Tuesday night when they travel to bottom-club Telford (7.45pm kick-off).

The game had been postponed due to Halifax’s 2-2 draw at Dartford in the FA Trophy on Saturday, with the replay set to take place instead.

But the pitch at the Shay was deemed unplayable, meaning the trip to Telford was re-instated.

Telford are currently nine points adrift of safety in the Conference and have conceded more goals than any other team in the division.

They have the worst home record in the league, losing more and winning fewer than any other side on their own patch.

Former Town keeper Jonathan Hedge has made 18 appearances for Telford so far this season, but hasn’t featured since their 4-4 draw at Nuneaton on Boxing Day.

Another familiar face at the club is former Guiseley boss Steve Kittrick, who has only lost once since taking charge in December.

That was a 4-0 thumping at Fylde on Saturday in the FA Trophy, a defeat Kittrick described as “unacceptable”.

The Bucks had won their previous two games, 4-0 at Wrexham and 2-1 at Aldershot, although Telford have only won once in their last seven home games.

Former Derry City and Accrington Stanley midfielder Danny Ventre could be in line for his debut after signing for Telford on Monday, as could Bolton youngster Glenn Matthews, who joined the club on a month’s loan.

Lois Maynard and James Bolton will both miss the game due to suspension.

No other side has played fewer games in the Conference than Halifax, who could go up to sixth in the table with a win.

They are unbeaten in their last four away games and have found the net in each of their last six games on the road.

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