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The Terras are looking to bounce back from their defeat to Chesterfield last weekend as they host Halifax in an evening kick off on Saturday at the Bob Lucas Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport.
The game will also mark the return of fans to the stadium. 800 fans will be allowed entry to the Bob Lucas, with hopes the crowd will spur on the Terras to victory.
Gerard Benfield will remain in goal as Jack Bycroft is still out injured. Benfield impressed on his National League debut last weekend, making a plethora of saves against the Spireites.
The Terras will also have new signing Zaid Al-Hussaini in their squad. The new signee has come into Stock’s side on a 2 month loan deal from Crawley Town.
Halifax have had a slow start to the season compared to their last, although leapfrogged the Terras with their 5-2 win against Barnet midweek. Halifax have former Weymouth player Jake Hyde amongst their ranks- a goal scorer on Tuesday. They also have a former Yeovil man in Gold Omotayo. The Swiss striker started his career with FC Zurich.
The two sides last faced each other in March 2008, when the Shaymen were 2-1 winners in Yorkshire. One would expect a tight game with both sides needing a win.
Thoughts from the manager
Brian Stock said (when speaking to Echo Sport during the week) he expects a “competitive match” against the Yorkshire side on Saturday, who sit in a similar position to the Terras.
“[Halifax] have had a very up and down season. Looking at their structure and the format they have going on, they’ll be surprised themselves that they are where they are.”
Team: Halifax Town
Manager: Pete Wild
Home Shirt: Blue with White Shorts
Away Shirt: Pink with Black Shorts
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