Town ready for Rangers repeat

BRIGHOUSE Town face a swift return to Hull on Saturday to face a Hall Green Rangers side they beat 5-2 in the first round of the FA Vase two weeks ago.

However, player boss Paul Quinn will make sure that his team are fully prepweared and will not take the Vase result into account.

“The lads know not to think we have this game in hand,” said Quinn.

“We are still taking it a game at a time but the team is more than capable of continuing our fine form and our aim is still to be in the best position possible by Christmas.”

“With players back from injury I have a strong squad to choose from and some tough decisions to make.

“New signing Joe Gaughan will play after having had a good run out last week in his first game and hopefully this week he can build on that.

“We have no new injuries, which is good news, as we have a busy November with four league games and one League Cup tie.

“I hope we can come out at the end of the month in a good position.”

For the second season in succession Brighouse Town will compete in the first round of the FA Youth Cup.

Last year the club travelled to Aggborough to face Kidderminster Harriers and acquitted themselves very well against the full time squad of the home team.

This year’s tie pits them against Bottesford Town whose first team play in Division One of the Baris NCE.

The game will take place next Tuesday, October 30 at Bottesford Town FC(7.45). Those going by car please note the postcode for your satnavs is DN17 2TQ.

Not a great deal is known of the opposition although a Town scout did travel to Blackpool to watch their third round qualifying tie with AFC Blackpool and his report on their strengths has been duly noted.

Town will travel to their Scunthorpe hosts with a full squad and plenty of competition for places. The older members of the squad have all being performing well with the Development Squad.

Assuming all come through this weekend’s games unscathed there will be a few selection dilemmas for Charlie Tolley and his management team.

The team will be skippered again by county U18 player Matthew Hartley and is likely to include three other county players in Tom Rose, Conner Tuff and Nawfal Mohamed.

In-form striker Eli Hey will lead the forward line and will be looking for good service from wide man Will Tolley or from the guile and creativity of Jordan Townend in midfield.

In goals the choice will be difficult between current keeper Richard Roberts and the returning Joe Stead.