FC HALIFAX TOWN star man Dan Gardner has targeted the FA Trophy as a big priority for The Shaymen ahead of Saturday’s trip to Cammel Laird.

Neil Aspin’s team travel to Birkenhead to take on the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier club on the back of a 4-0 success in mid-week against Vauxhall Motors.

And although there remains no doubt that promotion is the main aim, Gardner insists there is no reason why they can’t go all the way in the competition.

“We are certainly capable of reaching Wembley and lifting the trophy,” said Gardner.

“There are a lot of good players at this club and on our day we can beat anyone.

“Last season when I was at Droylsden we managed to beat Mansfield in the FA Trophy, which was a great feeling, and I’d like to experience that again at Halifax.”

Gardner featured in the second half as a substitute on Tuesday but his appearance was cut short when he was replaced after just 20 minutes on the field.

The Shaymen faithful may have feared the worst but Gardner did not suffer a recurrence of his knee injury which has kept him out of action for over three months of the season.

“I should not have played in the first place to be honest,” he said.

“I was desperate to play but I have been in bed with the flu. If I can shake that, I should be fine.”