FC Halifax Town captain Matty Brown spoke to Kelly Gilchrist for the club’s website following FC Halifax Town’s 1-1 draw against Doncaster Rovers.

He said: “It’s been a good break. Personally it’s always good to have some down time and reflect on the season.

“We’ve come back and the lads have kept themselves in shape over the summer and fitness is really showing. The sessions have been high intensity and they have come through it well. We’ve had the disappointing news with the manager. It’s not ideal but it is what it is. We can’t use it as an excuse.

“We’ll be going about our business as normal. We’re not going to lie we are short on numbers still. We’ve still got to go about our job professionally. It could be better but you’ve got to deal with the hand you’re dealt. The sooner we get a manager in the better.”

With Jamie Fullarton leaving on Monday, Nathan Clarke stepped up to take charge of the game. Brown admits it would be weird having his centre-back partner as manager.

He said: “It would be a weird one for me. I love playing with Clarke. I’ve said it countless times I’ve got the utmost respect for him. He’s a top man.

“A better person than he is a player. He’s a local lad and already he’s been in charge 12-14 hours. He has taken to it like a duck to water. He’s got his contacts in the game. Clarke’s an utter professional. If it was to be Nathan, I’m sure there are a lot of interviews going on, I’d be excited to play under him. He is seen as a role model.”

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