FC Halifax Town will face Curzon Ashton at the weekend and this week’s fan’s view will be a convenient one with a member of the media team at Halifax happening to be a fan of The Nash. Craig Bratt has been working with The Shaymen this season, balancing this with his support of Curzon has given him a unique perspective on the upcoming match.
The man who may be attracting some attention in the build-up is striker Adam Morgan. The 22-year old was on the books at Curzon Ashton at the start of the season and even scored twice when Halifax suffered a 4-2 loss in the reverse fixture.
Yet now he will be lining up for The Shaymen and Bratt admitted it will be difficult for some fans to see him on the opposition team.
“For me personally, it's nothing new for me (obviously) but for the rest of the Curzon fans I think it will be hard to see Morgan again. A few of us are a bit bitter about how he left, but we always new he was too good for us and could leave anytime, and we mustn't forget that without him we would never have taken AFC Wimbledon so far in the FA Cup. He scored some memorable goals for us, so we have to respect him as a player and not get on his back.”
However, Curzon may have found a new talisman. Ryan Hall is a pacey winger who has been attracting attention from clubs such as play-off chasing Stockport County.
When asked what threats Halifax should be weary of Bratt was keen to point out Hall as potential danger man.
“We're an attacking side, so we won't sit back. Our best play usually comes down the wings from Ryan Hall, who has been brilliant this season. We'll look to exploit the wide men and use Hall to create some chances.
As previously mentioned, Curzon got the better of Halifax back in November in a crazy 4-2 win. IT was the home side’s first win at their own ground but Bratt believes too much has happened to both sides since then to take too much inspiration.
“The win at the Tameside was a crazy game. I remember juggling the FCHT Twitter and supporting Curzon at the same time which was a weird experience. It's highly unlikely we'll see anything like that game again this weekend, but Curzon know they can beat Halifax. Both sides have changed so much since then so I don't think either side can take anything from that game in preparation for Saturday.”
You can watch FC Halifax Town take on Curzon Ashton at the MBi Shay Stadium, Saturday the 22nd of April.