Table-toppers are home at last!

Brighouse Town - Steve Hollingworth above heading ball with Josh Williams below.
Brighouse Town - Steve Hollingworth above heading ball with Josh Williams below.

BRIGHOUSE Town are top of the table as they go into Saturday’s long awaited home game with Nostel Miners Welfare (3pm).

Manager Paul Quinn went to watch them two weeks ago play Bridlington and says they will be difficult opponents as they have some pace in the side, which they use well going forward, and there are no easy games in this league.

“It’s early days yet but we need to push on and not rest on our laurels.

“It is nice to be playing at home after being on the road and I hope we get a good crowd for the players and the club,” he said.

“I have had a meeting with chairman Chris Lister about how we develop on and off the field long term.

“I’m always looking to strengthen the squad but also wanting a settled side.

“We are progressing but we are a long way off the finished article,” said Quinn.

The manager says he has one injury worry for Saturday in the talented Ben Green, who plays on the right side of midfield,

He has a groin problem that was being assessed and he is 50-50 at the moment.

Green’s 15-year-old brother George was transferred to Everton on Monday from Bradford City for an initial fee of £300,000 which could rise to £2m depending on appearances, sell-on fees and other clauses.

Quinn revealed that Bailiff Bridge-based journeyman striker Danny Davidson was having problems mixing work in the carpet industry with training and playing and was not in a postion to figure.

He also said that goalkeeper Ashley Connor who he brought in from Ossett Albion has left the club.

“It hasn’t worked out and Ben Imeson, who stuck around when left out of the team, came in at Maltby and was outstadning.

“He had another good game last Saturday and I’m pleased he stayed on with us.

“I want the crowd to get behind us on Saturday and enjoy what should be a good game.”

Vice chairman Ray McLaughlin said that the club had serious ambitions and now needed the townsfolk of Brighouse to come out in numbers and back the talented side that the new manager had put together.