We have to be better away from home, says Town boss

Neil Aspin
Neil Aspin

Neil Aspin has called for his side to put an end to their wretched away form after another away day to forget at Chester.

Town lost on Thuirsday night in heartbreaking fashion after equalising with 10-men deep into stoppage time, only to concede the winning goal less than a minute later.

The Shaymen have won just once on their travels in the league this season, in contrast to their red-hot home form.

Aspin said: “We all have to improve, myself as manager, all the players, we need to do something different to get a result away from home.

“The two goals we have conceded (at Chester) both could have been prevented and if we’re ever going to get results away from home then we’ve got to defend better.

“We have defended worse in games away from home but I think we’ve had about one clean sheet in the last 10 or 11 games (away) and it’s not enough. We need to get clean sheets.”

Winger Adam Smith was a casualty of Town’s problems on the road when he was dropped to the bench at Chester.

Aspin admitted Smith has been able to replicate his blistering form at the Shay on his travels.

He added: “Adam’s been fantastic in the home games but he’s struggled in the away games so we wanted to make a change.

“If he could replicate his home form away then what a player he’d be for us.

“He has to look at what the reasons are, why he struggles away, he has to look at his game and improve away from home.”