By Matt Bishop
FC Halifax Town goalkeeper Tom Nicholson has backed the Shaymen to bounce back from their poor form after they lost to Maidstone United on Tuesday night.
The 30-year-old ‘keeper was powerless as Joe Pigott and Jai Reason scored either side of half-time to secure a precious win on the road for the Stones, and extend Halifax’s winless run to six games.
Town’s latest defeat was a far cry from their early season form, which had seen them among the play-off places, and Nicholson believes his teammates must do the simple things right if they are to resurrect their promotion dreams.
Speaking to the club’s website, the goalkeeper said: “We were disappointing throughout the game and we just need to focus on getting back to basics.
“If we look after each other and head into games as a cohesive unit, we’ll get back to our best.
“We’re going through a sticky patch, but we’ve shown our quality by winning against the likes of Leyton Orient away from home so we know this isn’t a permanent slide.
“We let both ourselves and the fans down on Tuesday, but we will bounce back. You’ll see a different team on Saturday against Tranmere, and we’ll all be working together to turn our poor form around.”
Tuesday’s game against Maidstone was Nicholson’s first appearance in the National League, following a minor injury suffered by Sam Johnson, and despite the result, the ex-North Ferriby man was delighted to make his bow.
“It was good to make my first appearance in the National League, which is something I’m delighted about from a personal perspective – but hopefully Sam will be ready to return to line-up at the weekend.”