Boss the man to get Dennis fir­ing

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

KRIS­TIAN Dennis be­lieves John Askey is the man to get him fir­ing in the Na­tional League fol­low­ing his move from Stock­port County on a sea­son-long loan.

The 25-year-old be­gan his pro­fes­sional ca­reer with the Silk­men, and has re­turned to the Moss Rose af­ter five years away.

Dennis brings a pro­lific goalscor­ing record hav­ing net­ted 15 times for Stock­port last sea­son, and he sees man­ager Askey as a key rea­son for his re­turn.

“I’m de­lighted to be back. I’ve have a good few years away at other clubs, but now John Askey wants me so I’m glad to be back,” he said.

“I had John in the youth team, a few times when I was in the re­serves and now in the first team, so I’m look­ing for­ward to start­ing next week with him.

“I’ve al­ways got on well with John. I’ve said be­fore that I’ve never been as fit as when John was my man­ager, so hope­fully it’s the same again and I’ll start scor­ing goals and be as fit as pos­si­ble.

“I’m play­ing with bet­ter play­ers, they’ll cre­ate more chances and look to me to take them.

“I ended up on nearly 20 goals last sea­son so hope­fully I can repli­cate that or go a bit fur­ther into the 20s next year.”

It came as a sur­prise to many peo­ple when Dennis was told he was al­lowed to leave County, but he in­sists has no hard feel­ings over his de­par­ture.

“I en­joyed my time at Stock­port.

“I wasn’t look­ing to get away, but a new man­ager came in, had a few words with me and ba­si­cally said I need to find a new club,” he said.

“Full-time football is a big part of it. I’m a league above so I couldn’t re­ally ask for much more re­ally. I didn’t think I got a fair crack of the whip last time I was here, so hope­fully I can get a bet­ter chance with John and show what I can do.

“John knows when I’m su­per fit and he knows what he’ll get. Pre-sea­son will be tough but the tougher the bet­ter, I can’t wait for next week, com- ing into football ev­ery morn­ing, you can’t re­ally ask for a bet­ter job.”

Dennis was given lim­ited op­por­tu­ni­ties dur­ing his first spell with the Silk­men, re­sult­ing in loan spells at Ash­ton United and Wood­ley Sports.

He briefly made his move to Wood­ley per­ma­nent in 2010, be­fore then join­ing Moss­ley a few months later.

A trans­fer to Cur­zon Ash­ton soon fol­lowed, scor­ing a mam­moth 67 goals in 65 games, help­ing to make him the high­est scorer in Eng­land dur­ing the 2012/13 cam­paign.

That suc­cess earned him the move to Stock­port, spend­ing the last two years at Edge­ley Park.

‘I’ll be play­ing with bet­ter play­ers, they’ll cre­ate more chances and look to me to take them’

Mike Petch

●● Kris­tian Dennis, who has re­turned to Macc, dur­ing his spell at Stock­port County

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