Blow for Silk­men as duo de­part

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - FOOT­BALL SHEL­DAN KEAY

MACCLESFIELD have been dealt a dou­ble blow ahead of the new sea­son af­ter Scott Barrow and Rhys Tay­lor left the Moss Rose to join League Two side New­port County.

The Welsh duo were of­fered new deals at Macc at the end of the lat­est cam­paign but they have de­cided to make the switch to Rod­ney Pa­rade to join the League Two out­fit man­aged by for­mer Eng­land skip­per Terry Butcher.

Both men were ever-presents for the Silk­men dur­ing their time at the club, but Barrow re­vealed he couldn’t turn down the op­por­tu­nity to join his new team.

“Be­ing a Welsh lad I ob­vi­ously know a lot about New­port and be­ing given the chance to play in the Foot­ball League is a dream come true,” he said.

“It’s good to be closer to home and it will be nice for my fam­ily not hav­ing to travel four hours to come and watch me play as well.

“Rhys is a great player too and it says it all last year when he kept 20 clean sheets in a sea­son.

“He pulled off some saves that I’ve never seen a goal­keeper make be­fore.

“The Con­fer­ence is a tough league, but now, in the Foot­ball League I’ll be play­ing in big­ger grounds in front of big­ger crowds

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