As many of you know, the Gloverscast podcast had to find a few things to talk about on Friday after the last-minute withdrawal of Yeovil Town chairman Scott Priestnall from an interview with us.

Now normally, we would take in the view of an opposition fan and, because we thought we’d have something we to talk about, we didn’t line up an FC Halifax Town fan to speak with.

So, we’ve asked Luke Walsh, who runs Shaymen Talks YouTube channel, to answer us a few questions about our opponents this weekend.

How would you summarise FC Halifax Town’s season so far?
It’s been a surprising season based on the fans thoughts  going into this season with the lack of recruitment seen by a selection of our fans.
As a fan I was expecting a mid table finish at best, but Pete Wild and his backroom staff have brought in a good group of lads who have certainly over-achieved this season.

What has been the highlight of the season?
I think the highlight of our season has to be the 3-2 victory over Notts County at The Shay in October.
We were 2-0 down with a man down and 10 minutes to go and we somehow managed to not only come back but take all 3 points off the ‘pies after a 90+10 winner by Matty Warburton. I think that’s when the fans really started to believe something special is happening this season.

Who have been your stand out players this season?

Ex-Glovers’ midfielder Matt Warburton jumps for a ball with former Halifax favourite Josh Staunton in the reverse fixture at Huish Park in September.

Going forward, based off current form Matty Warburton is a threat, playing in the attacking midfield role, he doesn’t just bring goals to the team but plenty of assists too. Something I am sure the fellow Glovers are aware of. Billy Waters needs no introduction, he has scored 21 goals this season in all competitions.
He always works hard and is a handful to mark. Jordan Slew can be a match winner on his day, he is a very unique attacking player that can play in a range of positions going forward.

What can we expect from The Shaymen this weekend?
So luckily for us they are no really damaging injuries going into Saturdays game, however former Glover and current centre half, Tom Bradbury will not be fit for Saturday’s game. Niall Maher the centre half is also doubtful after picking up a knock at Southend last Saturday. Formation wise, I would be expecting us to play in our usual 4-2-3-1 with Waters been the out and out striker.

A big thanks to Luke for taking the time to give us his thoughts on his team and if you want to check out our very own Coatesie on the Shaymen Talks podcast this week – see here.

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