The gaffer won’t give his men grief

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS -

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

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