Season’s performance to be proud of
MIDFIELDER Danny Whitaker insists Macclesfield Town can be proud of their efforts this season after just missing out on the play-off places.
The Silkmen looked on course for a top-five finish but ended up coming sixth after picking up just seven points from their last eight Conference matches.
While that may have been the case, Whitaker believes the players can still be happy with their achievements.
“We stopped short at the final hurdle but the lads can walk out of here with their heads held high as we’ve had a fantastic season and we can take positives from it,” he said following Saturday’s draw at Torquay.
“It was gutting just to have come so close and with things unfolding as they have, but that’s football and we all know that.
“It’s not all come down to today, there have been other results that we should have done better with.”
“A point here or there would have kept us in it but now we’ll just look at giving it another go next season.”
Macclesfield had plenty of numbers at the match against Torquay, with 220 fans making the trip to Plainmoor.
While they didn’t see their side pick up a victory, Whitaker praised them for their continued support throughout the year.
“The fans have been top, top drawer,” he said. “They probably didn’t expect us to be where we are like most people didn’t, but they have supported us home and away. We’ve tried to do them proud and they’ve definitely done us proud.”
●● Danny Whitaker