Town boss calls for victory drive

Football - Brighouse Town v Parkgate.'Luke Gibson for Brighouse.
Football - Brighouse Town v Parkgate.'Luke Gibson for Brighouse.

BRIGHOUSE Town manager Paul Quinn is looking for a win on Saturday in part of drive to climb the table.

He had a night off on Tuesday when the third round Baris NCEL League Cup tie at Emley was postponed at a 4pm ground inspection.

It will now be played on a date to be fixed.

Ahead of his side’s fifth home league game on the trot to Selby Town this Saturday (3pm), Quinn said he had no injury worries following the 2-2 draw with top four Premier League club Tadcaster Albion but would be looking at one player in particular at training tonight (Thursday).

“If the game had gone ahead at Emley we would have been without Matty Howgate, who was cup tied having played for Tadcaster in an earlier round, and Danny Hull, who is at Lancaster University and not available for midweek games, and impressive wing recruit Luke Gibson.

“I didn’t risk him against Tadcaster as he had reactions to his hamstring problem in the midweek game with Bridlington and my risking him in that game backfired.

“We will take a look at him this evening and I hope he is passed fit for Saturday,” said the manager.

Selby Town striker Craig Heard will not be in his father’s line up on Saturday after he opted to drop a division and join Glasshoughton instead of coming to the Dual Seal Stadium.

“I’m rather surprised he took that option but he did - his father the Selby manager represents him - after we would have had problems financing his move,” said Quinn, who added that he thought Daniel Facey had joined his old club Lepton after leaving the Dual Seal stadium before Christmas on losing his place,

“After our two setbacks with Winterton and Bridlington I am looking for three points on Saturday so we can make a push on the top five or six places.

“Had we played at Emley I would have given a start to young striker Antony Brown who has been playing ever so well in the reserves and was also looking to give Dave Conway a game after his lengthy injury.

“Dave, who I played with at Mossley, broke a metatarsel bone in pre-season and with the postponements for the reserves I couldn’t give him some much needed game time to gain match fitness, but he has played a couple of games for Brighouse Old Boys and is now ready to be considered.

“He is a good centre back or centre midfield player with UniBond experience, a great character and good for the dressing room and will be a great addition to the squad,” said Quinn.