Moke signals his intent – to stay
ADRIANO Moke handed Macc Town boss John Askey a handy winter boost, signing a contract extension until the summer.
The winger’s form during his first season as a Silkman saw him pop up on Cheltenham Town’s radar, and the League Two club had held talks with Moke, 25.
The graduate of Glenn Hoddle’s academy has two goals in 30 league and cup outings to his name, coming in August’s victory at Telford and the defeat at Barnet in November.
Macc had already managed to retain the services of another in-demand star, goalkeeper Rhys Taylor.
The former Chelsea custodian’s a real contender in the playerof-the-season stakes, and Moke’s decision delighted Askey, who’s since had to fight to retain the services of his players during the transfer window.
Robins’ manager Paul Buckle had spoken to Moke but the midfielder opted to remain at the Moss Rose and continue to help the club’s bid for promotion.
“Mokes told me he’d spoken to Cheltenham, who were offering more money than we could but he wanted to see it through here and get the job (returning to the Football League) done,” said Askey.
“He’s probably played more games for us this season than he has done in years, he’s had about 30 starts in games and that’s only going to help him.
“He’s got great pace and a lot of ability and I know people will look at him because he’s had a great season and he’s an important player for us.
“It would have been a big loss to us if he’d gone.”