Byrne’s up­beat on Macc chances

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - SHEL­DAN KEAY

NEW Mac­cles­field Town de­fender Neil Byrne is con­vinced that the club can go one bet­ter than last sea­son and achieve pro­mo­tion dur­ing the next cam­paign.

The Silk­men nar­rowly missed out on the play-offs af­ter fin­ish­ing one point and one place out­side the top five.

Byrne be­lieves they can do it this sea­son though, and ad­mits the team’s po­ten­tial was a ma­jor fac­tor in him join­ing.

“We are look­ing to push on and get in the play-offs this sea­son. This is a team on the up and a very big club,” he said.

“I saw Mac­cles­field last sea­son when they just missed out on the play-offs and they are a good or­gan­ised team.

“I got the phone call off John Askey and ev­ery­thing he was say­ing to me was re­ally what I wanted to hear.

“He told me about how they play and the or­gan­i­sa­tion and plans for the sea­son and what they want to achieve and that’s ev­ery­thing re­ally I want, as ev­ery­one wants to play in the Football League.

“It was a long sum­mer try­ing to get ev­ery­thing sorted but it feels great to get signed up and get in with the play­ers.

“It’s good to be back full time train­ing too as it’s a good group of lads and they’ve been great since I’ve come in.”

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