Quinn keen on return to action

Brighouse Town v Arnold Town.'Tom Matthews for Brighouse.
Brighouse Town v Arnold Town.'Tom Matthews for Brighouse.

“WE can take pros and cons from the postponed game on Tuesday evening,” said Brighouse Town player-coach Paul Quinn.

The game against Long Eaton was called off due to the heavy rain, which gave Brighouse a break in what has been a hectic schedule.

“Its nice for the lads to have a rest but it would have also been nice to get another fixture out the way and have a night match at home as we have been on the road a lot,” he added..

“It has given the lads who have a few knocks and niggles the chance to heal before Saturday. The only player who would have definitely not played on Tuesday would have been Luke Gibson with his hamstring problem.

“I had to give the lads Thursday’s off because we have had so many games and we aren’t a full time club and they all have jobs to go to.

“Although it has been a heavy schedule the lads prefer to be playing Tuesdays and Saturdays rather than a game and a training session.

“The only issue it creates is if I have any problems I want to iron out, I am having to speak to the lads before the game rather than working on it in training but we have time in the next couple of weeks to re-group.”

“It was a tough afternoon last Saturday. We really had to dig deep to grind out a 2-1 win over a very capable Arnold side.

“We certainly were not at our best, however winning games after an average performance is always a very promising sign.

“We did a lot of good things and I will be challenging the lads to improve the overall performance this Saturday when we play Armthorpe.

“Last Saturday was a very positive day for the club in general with two wins from the First and Developments sides plus the Junior Day we hosted at the club. It was fantastic to see so many youngsters actively involved with the club and so many parents as well. I am sure this is something we will be looking to repeat in the near future.”

Chairman Ray McLaughlin echoed Paul’s words while adding: 
 “I would also like to say well done to the Reserves who won again last Saturday to stay top of the Galaxy NWC Lancashire League East; if you’re not following the first team to Armthorpe on Saturday why not take a look at the unbeaten Reserves against Harrogate Railway (2pm).

Armthorpe are managed by former professional Leo Fortune-West and sit 12th in the Baris NCEL Premier Division table.

Echo Sport can confirm that Alex Hallam has gone to Harrogate Railway and keeper Paul Hagreen is now on the books at Liversedge.

“Paul (Hagreen) left before the season got going, he wanted a guaranteed first team place and we couldn’t offer him that,” said Quinn.

MANY of Town’s development squad will be involved in tonight’s (Thursday) FA Youth Cup match against Guiseley.

Quinn is hoping a number of spectators can make the journey across to Nethermoor to support the team.

The Development squad, then take on Harrogate Railway on Saturday, who are currently languishing at the foot of the table

However, Town are not underestimating the visitors who no doubt will come with a determined attitude to get their season going.