Worsley not worried about the gap to the top

Chris Worsley
Chris Worsley

Midfielder Chris Worsley believes winning the league is not beyond Town’s reach - despite the 14 point gap between the Shaymen and the leaders.

Worsley was one of a host of players Neil Aspin recruited this summer after a promotion winning campaign last year with champions Hyde.

Despite starting the first game of the season on the bench and then getting his first start at right back, Worsley forced his way into the middle of midfield - and has not lost his place since.

Although Town’s season has hit somewhat of an impasse, with just one win in their last six games, excluding Tuesday night’s West Riding County Cup win against Liversedge, Worsley believes the squad have the ability to close the gap, which has stretched to 14 points.

“There are a lot of games to go and I think that things can change at any time,” he said.

“There will be lots of chops and changes and I think it’s far from over.

“We’ll be there or thereabouts and I think we’re in a good position.

“A couple of wins here and there and if a few more teams drop points then hopefully we can finish in the top one or two.

“Hopefully we can get eight or nine wins in a row, which we’re capable of doing with the players, then who knows where we’ll be at the end of the season.”

Worsley said that the game at Brackley, which saw Town fail to score for the third game running, was played in difficult conditions.

“It was a difficult one,” he said. “It was very windy and the pitch didn’t suit us because it was small and quite uneven.

“But at the end of the day when you look at it, we’ve drawn 0-0 with top of the league and I think we’ll take a point and a clean sheet.

“I think not scoring goals can play on people’s mind but I think we’ve got big enough personalities in the team to come through it. We know it’s only a matter of time before we hit the back of the net and the goals start flooding in.”

Some anticipated that Worsley, 25, may be forced to watch from the sidelines this season.

But his energetic displays have seen him become an established member of Aspin’s starting line-up and he has started every game since August 25.

“I would like to think I’ve made the position my own,” he said.

“I’ve come to Halifax from Hyde and we won the league last year so I’ve come here hoping for big things.

“I’ve waited for my chance and now it’s here I’ve taken it, I’ve put in the graft and the fans appreciate that.”