No complaints from Harrogate Town defender Ryan Fallowfield despite spell out in the cold

Frustrated though he has been to miss out, Harrogate Town’s Ryan Fallowfield says he has no issue with Simon Weavers’s decision to leave him on the sidelines in recent weeks.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 8:31 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 8:36 pm
Harrogate Town right-back Ryan Fallowfield. Picture: Matt Kirkham

The 24-year-old right-back made his first National League appearance since late November when he came on as a half-time substitute during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Aldershot.

He did get 90 minutes in last month’s FA Trophy success over Darlington, but that was the only time the former Hull City trainee has featured in a competitive fixture since being hauled off at the interval with Town trailing Hartlepool United 2-0 on December 14.

Fallowfield has however taken it all on the chin.

“It has been frustrating, but it’s up to the gaffer to pick the team which he thinks has the best chance of winning each game,” he said.

“I can’t take anything away from Alex Bradley [the man occupying Fallowfield’s usual spot] or from the team. They have been absolutely flying.

“They’ve been picking up results and Alex has been one of the stand-out performers from what I’ve seen, so fair play to him.”

Fallowfield’s opportunity arose at Aldershot after Jack Emmett was taken ill, and having played the whole of the second half of that game, the ex-Tigers defender is hoping he has done enough to stake a claim for a re-call when Eastleigh visit the CNG Stadium this weekend.

“I’m hoping that I’ve done enough and I’ve given the gaffer something to think about,” he added.

“I felt I did okay when I came on and I’ve kept applying myself in training, but it is the manager’s call.”