The gaffer won’t give his men grief
YOU won’t catch John Askey coming down hard on his players, even though they didn’t take full marks at lowly Southport.
After kicking off 2015 with five straight wins Macc Town dropped their first points with the 1-1 draw at Haig Avenue.
It’s no surprise then that Askey is reluctant to lambast his overachieving squad, who closed the gap on table-topping Barnet but were overtaken in the race for the title by Bristol Rovers.
“People will be disappointed that we could have got within two points of Barnet but it’s a point closer and obviously they’re feeling the pressure but we just have to concentrate on ourselves,” said the Silkmen boss.
“The frustrating part now is that we haven’t got a game for two weeks but it gives us time to regroup and hopefully get somebody in. I thought we were perhaps lacking that bit of experience at the back that Luke Waterfall and Liam Hogan gave us, that bit of extra strength.
“Alex Grant (below) is going to get that as he gets older but sometimes the physical side outdoes him.
“It’s not a lack of ability or a lack of