Quinn looking to start with a win

Actions from the game, Brighouse Town v Thackley at St Giles Road.'Danny Naidole on attack
Actions from the game, Brighouse Town v Thackley at St Giles Road.'Danny Naidole on attack

BRIGHOUSE Town manager Paul Quinn heads to Pickering on Saturday aiming to start 2013 with a win.

Three players are suspended, centre back and captain Nick Jaggar, striker Daniel Naidole and midfielder Sam Hewitt.

All three will be then eligible for the following week’s home game versus north Sheffield club Parkgate who produced the Leicester City and former Fleetwood Town and Halifax Town striker Jamie Vardy.

Jaggar and Naidole are serving one match bans for five cautions, which they would have completed last Saturday had the Heanor Town game gone ahead, while Hewitt is completing the final game of his three match suspension after being sent off at Liversedge back in November.

The Dual Seal Stadium pitch, after being played on during Boxing Day, was a total `bog’ after rain in the ensuing days and the fixture with the Derbyshire club meant an early call off on Saturday morning.

Pickering have improved as the season has progressed and have beaten both Bridlington and Scarborough at home.

Quinn said that his aim was to become the first team in the top three to pick up points at Mill Lane which is always a tough place to visit.

“It’s a really important few weeks for the club and all the players are really focussed on the challenges that lie ahead,”he said

The game precedes a busy period of mopping up two postponements.

The game at Heanor Town is now on Saturday, January 26 (3.00) and then the re-arranged away game at Long Eaton United is on Tuesday, January 29 (7.45).

The weather hit Halifax F.A. Albert Crabtree third round tie between Calder 76 and Brighouse Town has been rescheduled for this weekend.

If Calder’s pitch is unfit then the tie will be switched to Brighouse.

Spring Hall Celtic await the winners in the quarter final.

On Thursday, January 10, Town’s Development team travel to Hyde for a Galaxy Lancashire League East Division game.