Brighouse Echo Sport – Town News by Dave Parker.

BRIGHOUSE TOWN, ahead of Saturday’s first home pre-season friendly with Huddersfield Town’s U23 side (3.0), have parted company with wideman Shiraz Khan.

The 25-year-old Halifax-based player currently on holiday in Portugal, has opted for a move up a division with promoted Liversedge and joins the likes of Jordan Porter, Adam Field, Kurt Harris and Ben Atkinson at Clayborn.

Formerly with FC Halifax Town and Ossett United, Khan has been with Town for three seasons in which time he has impressed. He was looking to become a contracted player at the Yorkshire Payments Stadium but has had to move five miles east of Brighouse to achieve his goal.

However, he does go with his manager’s best wishes and all at Town.

The Terriers have a couple of notable promising players in their ranks on Saturday that director of football Leigh Bromby sees as having a future in professional football, namely Ben Jackson and Danny Grant.

Jackson now 21-years-of age, joined Town as an Under-15 and he can play out wide in either defence or midfield, and his utility value also sees him fitting in well at left back. He spent the second half of the 2021/22 season on loan at Doncaster Rovers, making 15 appearances.

Jackson is also noted for his spcialist kicks from set pieces and has time on his side to make a real name for himself.

Grant, a 22-year-old, joined in January 2021 as a winger from Bohemians in the Republic of Ireland and is an international.

In the 2019/20 campaign he was named the Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland Players’ Young Player of the Year.

Vill Powell has a strong squad available and also several promising looking triallists.

Admission is £7 and £4 and the turnstiles will be open at 1.30 .

Brighouse Town will be continuing with their Academy side and the full time education of the players despite Simon Ward having to stand down to take a promotion with Lloyds Bank in Halifax.

Harry Birro, who is now with Mark Booth’s flourishing Town Juniors set up for boys and girls and has had coaching experience in America and Canada, will be taking over.

Over the past weekend the juniors ran a two-day competition at various age groups, and at the height of each day 400 spectators and players were on site for what was described as a tremendous success by all that participated.

Town officials would like to pass on their condolences to the families of Harry Redmond, former chairman of the Brighouse Snooker Association and also steward at Rastrick Constitution Club (Top Club) and a barman for Town, whose funeral service is tomorrow (Friday) and to Mr Michael Griffin, a major sponsor from the Mac Financial Services company who has lost his wife Jane in the past 10 days. Her funeral takes place next Wednsday, July 6.

The Yorkshire Trophy home game with Garforth Town scheduled for Saturday week, July 9th, has been brought forward to Fruday night, July 8th with a 7.45 kick-off.

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