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“We’ve al­lo­cated Wrex­ham 900 tick­ets, they’re con­fi­dent that they’ll have a big away fol­low­ing and we want to com­bat that with a strong home support.

“We’re un­beaten at the Moss Rose and it would be re­ally good to have a big crowd who can cre­ate a great at­mos­phere for an evening fix­ture un­der the flood­lights and re­ally get be­hind the team.

“There were 1,439 in the Moss Rose on Satur­day which was ex­cel­lent and the club needs that level of support. We’d love to go on another cup run. As well as the pres­tige of fac­ing some of the teams we could go up against it’s so im­por­tant, given the fi­nances at the club.”

And Askey him­self, who led his team to a re­play against Wed­nes­day at Hills­bor­ough last sea­son, is de­ter­mined to keep up a fan­tas­tic home record in what prom­ises to be a great oc­ca­sion.

“It’s al­ways nice to go into the cup hav­ing won,” he said after the vic­tory at home to Dover that lifted Macc to sev­enth. “It takes the pres­sure off us and we can re­lax, I’m pleased with where we are. It’s a nice po­si­tion to be in and we have to keep it go­ing.

“It’s nice to keep win­ning, es­pe­cially here as we don’t want to lose our un­beaten record here so it’s im­por­tant from that point of view.

“I thought we were un­lucky not to win at Wrex­ham but they carry a threat, they’ll have Andy Bishop, Con­nor Jen­nings and Wes Yorke, they’ve got a lot of fire­power.

“But we’re look­ing for­ward to it, it can be a bet­ter at­mos­phere for a night game and the ball of­ten runs a bit quicker, which could suit us.”

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