Marshall open to new additions at Halifax

Halifax coach Richard Marshall admits he could look to bring new signings to the club before the July 22 signing deadline due to a handful of injuries.

Marshall’s back row resources are currently stretched after Dane Manning was ruled out for up to two months.

In addition to that, Salford loanee Matt Sarsfield was expected to miss Sunday’s game with Swinton due to a dead leg, and Simon Grix has been struggling with a groin strain.

Marshall said: “We might need to strengthen the back row.

“With Manning out and Sarsfield with a dead leg, who’s not our player, I wouldn’t rule out making a signing.

“We haven’t identified anyone but we might look to do it.”

Marshall also has the option of recalling a host of loan players the club currently has out.

Tom Saxton, Sam Smeaton and Adam Robinson are at York City Knights, and Ryan Maneely at Rochdale.

Marshall added: “What will probably happen is that they go week-to-week before we have to make a decision on whether we’ll need them later in July.

“We’ll do what’s best for the club and it’s been good that they’ve been able to go out and get some game time.”

This article originally appeared in League Express. Buy your copy every week in stores on Monday or online by clicking here.