No more than we war­ranted

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS -

JOHN Askey was in no doubt that his Mac­cles­field side were de­serv­ing win­ners at Grimsby Town, as they showed the greater character and cre­ativ­ity.

They left it late but with Danny Whi­taker’s win­ner five min­utes from the end they made sure it was a happy start to 2015.

And Askey in­sisted that the man­ner of vic­tory at Blun­dell Park was as pleas­ing as the re­sult.

“We’ve not lost this year so it’s very pleas­ing! Ob­vi­ously one or two peo­ple were get­ting a lit­tle bit wor­ried be­cause we’ve not won in the last two games but I thought the play­ers showed a great deal of character to come here, and we de­served the win.

“Even at Bris­tol Rovers you couldn’t fault them for ef­fort even though we lost 4-0 – there were cir­cum­stances to that game. But they came here, rolled their sleeves up and I thought we played the bet­ter foot­ball, they adapted to the con­di­tions bet­ter and cre­ated more chances.

“It was a de­served vic­tory I thought.

“I sup­pose away from home I’d have been happy to set­tle for a point but we kept push­ing for­ward and it was a great goal by Danny Whi­taker, he’s fin­ished it re­ally well from a tight an­gle.

“I was pleased with both goals be­cause in the last cou­ple of games we hadn’t re­ally cre­ated enough but we cre­ated far more to­day and there was a lot more move­ment.”

Askey added that, after a fine per­for­mance and the open­ing goal he would be ap­proach­ing Birm­ing­ham City with a view to ex­tend­ing the stay of Denny Johnstone.

“We’ll try to keep Denny, Birm­ing­ham have said we’ve got first shout on him and after a per­for­mance like that, who wouldn’t want to take him?” rea­soned the man­ager.

“He’s get­ting bet­ter with games, he needs first-team foot­ball to de­velop as a player, so he’s bet­ter off with us and hope­fully we can get that done.”

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