FC Halifax Town manager Neil Aspin goes into tonight’s away clash with Kidderminster Harriers confident his team can compete in the Skrill Conference Premier.
The Harriers have made a strong start and go into the meeting at Aggborough (7.45) lying in fourth place, but Aspin’s promoted side have made an encouraging opening to their campaign and are just a point behind in sixth.
The Shaymen kept their unbeaten home start alive with a 1-1 draw against Hereford United at the weekend, which followed a 4-0 destruction of Grimsby Town, but Aspin is just keen that his players should show their mettle at Kidderminster.
“I know what we need to do this season and that is to ensure we keep competing in every game,” said Aspin.
“The players have proved after 10 games that they are holding their own at this level.”
However, Aspin will be looking for his players to pick up the tempo of their game.
“The Hereford game never reached the heights of the win over Grimsby,” admitted Aspin.
“I am not disappointed, but we know that if we want to be successful then our energy and tempo levels need to be really good.
“Against Hereford I thought we looked a bit sluggish and the tempo wasn’t there, but the players dug in and, while it wasn’t a classic, the important thing was that we didn’t lose.”
The Harriers will be looking to get their promotion push back on track after being humbled 3-0 by struggling Dartford.