Quinn relishing Vase challenge

Football - Brighouse Town v Lincoln MR.'Danny Naidole for Brighouse.
Football - Brighouse Town v Lincoln MR.'Danny Naidole for Brighouse.

BRIGHOUSE Town travel to East Yorkshire on Saturday to take on Hall Road Rangers in the FA Vase.

Rangers, who are in the same league as Town, will also host Brighouse on October 27 in the league so Saturday’s match allows Paul Quinn and his team to see what they will be up against in a couple of weeks time.

The youth squad will also face Hall Road Rangers in the FA Youth Cup next Thursday (7.45), this time at home so Town are hoping to do the treble over their East Yorkshire counterparts.

There was no game for Brighouse last Tuesday so following a training session, Paul Quinn decided to take in the second half of Liversedge v Glasshoughton.

“It was the closest game I could get to after training,” he said. “There is no rest for the wicked.

“We come up against Liversedge next month so I thought I would do an early bit of homework.

“With regards to Tuesday’s and indeed Thursday’s training it will be no different to any other week.

“Of course it is a big competition and naturally we want to do well but we will treat it like any other game.

“Tuesday’s session gave us a chance to assess the injury situation and also get the players in the right frame of mind as it will be a difficult game. We haven’t played Hall Road yet.

“Greg Porter is struggling with a knee injury and it is looking like it could be a long lay off for him. Daniel Naidole and Leon Henry have also been battling with injuries but we are hopeful they will be fit for Saturday.

“The injuries just seem to have crept up on us and the physio is working hard with the lads and hopefully Thursday’s (tonight’s) session we should have some good news. We have been giving Jamie Arundel an opportunity in the first team and he has come up trumps for us.

“We are not worried about it as we have the cover but of course you want the experienced players in your side. We have plenty of depth in the squad when required and we are happy to bring in the reserves and give them the opportunity.

“We are working hard to build the club, which is difficult at our level but we are most definitely in a better place than where we were last season.”

Town’s reserve side had their home West Riding County Cup first round tie with old foes Marsden called off last Saturday when there was a no show from the match official.

It takes presidence over their Galaxy NWCL Lancashire East League game with Farsley and the game will kick off at St Giles Road at 2pm.

The West County FA are looking into why the referee didn’t turn up.