Club boss is ‘an­noyed’ by stand clo­sure

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - SHEL­DAN KEAY

MAC­CLES­FIELD Town Gen­eral Man­ager Robert Stir­ling ad­mits he was an­noyed by the forced de­ci­sion to close the Lon­don Road side of the sta­dium dur­ing the game against Ch­ester.

The non-at­ten­dance of a small num­ber of stew­ards meant there had to be a clo­sure of a sig­nif­i­cant area of the ground in or­der to com­ply with the club’s safety cer­tifi­cate.

Stand­ing spec­ta­tors were lo­cated in the Star Lane end, while Main Stand ticket hold­ers were lo­cated in the Moss Lane stand seats.

It left a lot of sup­port­ers an­gry, and Stir­ling was just as up­set as they were.

“It is ex­tremely frus­trat­ing and I can un­der­stand the fans’ dis­ap­point­ment,” he said.

“Changes to pro­ce­dures will be made in or­der to try and make sure this doesn’t hap­pen again. What it does high­light is that we lack reg­u­lar match day stew­ards.”

Mean­while, JD Sports have is­sued a state­ment ad­dress­ing the de­layed ar­rival of the Mac­cles­field away shirt. The club has not been able to put this sea­son’s away kit on sale yet due to an is­sue with their man­u­fac­ture.

JD Sports said: “Due to a num­ber of con­tribut­ing fac­tors we are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a de­lay with the new 2015-16 replica away kit.

“We are work­ing closely with the club to keep them up­dated. The shirts are ex­pected early Septem­ber and we aim to be in a po­si­tion to an­nounce an ex­act date very soon.”

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