THE break in the Cymru North season could not have come at a worse time.

That's the view of Dave Forbes, who has been prominent during Holywell Town's impressive climb up the standings.

Following a testing start to the campaign, the Wellmen have certainly come good of late.

Holywell boss Johnny Haseldin was named as the November Cymru North manager of the month on the back of two thumping wins.

This has helped Town embark on a lengthy unbeaten run, which has fired them into the top-10 in the table.

Forbes, a former Cefn Druids and Connah's Quay Nomads performer, agreed with the decision for a mini break over the festive period and he said: "Just hope it won't be too long.

"It's come at a bad time for us I think.

"We have lost one game since September.

"Our form in the league has been excellent and Johnny won the manager of the month."

From Forbes' perspective, it's been something of a stop-start campaign.

He suffered a metatarsal injury in the summer, which set back his preparations for the season and he has missed out on having a lengthy run of first team games so far.

A red card earlier in the season didn't help either.

At the beginning of the season, Holywell were hugely competitive, but late goals saw them suffer a number of narrow defeats.

However, lately, they have been romping to big wins in the league to climb the table.

"It's exactly the same group of lads there from the start of the season," added Forbes.

"We kept going knowing the corner would turn.

"We stuck by the shape we were playing and kept believing."

The excellent run of form of late has seen the Wellmen climb into the top-10 in Cymru North.

They're currently in ninth position, but they are just three points off seventh-placed Conwy Borough with three games in hand.

On how high Holywell could get in the table, Forbes said: "We're just taking it game-by-game.

"There are some big games in January and we play some of the top-six sides.

"Those are the types of games you need to win.

"I can see no reason why we can't push for the top-six."

For Forbes, he is just looking for a run of games in the side.

"I'm not getting any younger. We have had a lot of injuries which has resulted in me going into a number of positions."