Jalal’s bow one of the pos­i­tives for Askey

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - ANDY DE­LANEY

DE­SPITE an open­ing day of the sea­son de­feat at the hands of Torquay United, Macc man­ager John Askey was able to take plenty of pos­i­tives.

Mac­cles­field saw a num­ber of chances go miss­ing dur­ing the course of Satur­day’s loss, most no­tably through sea­soned midfielder Danny Whi­taker.

How­ever Askey was sat­is­fied with the 34-year-old’s ef­forts.

He said: “He’s a very good player and if you wanted a chance to fall to any­body you would nor­mally say Danny, but it wasn’t to be.

“First one he missed the tar­get and the sec­ond one he fired it at the keeper, but the main thing is that he’s got in there and cre­ated a chance.”

Askey was also im­pressed with the de­but per­for­mance of for­mer Tot­ten­ham keeper, Sh­wan Jalal, but he feels the squad’s aim is to learn from mi­nor mis­takes and to de­liver re­sults with good per­for­mances si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

“We have to learn from it, we’ve got to be bet­ter on the sec­ond ball be­cause that was per­haps their only chance in the sec­ond half.

“I think they had one very early on in the first half af­ter about 10 sec­onds but apart from that they didn’t cre­ate any­thing so I was pleased with that.

“De­fen­sively I thought we did well, I thought the keeper who came in was ex­cel­lent and be­fore their goal we should’ve had a foul on the keeper, it was a bla­tant foul but you have to live with that.

“Over­all though I was pleased with the per­for­mance, we con­trolled the game but ob­vi­ously not pleased with the re­sult”

●● Sh­wan Jalal

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