Byrne joins crocked list at Moss Rose

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH -

MAC­CLES­FIELD Town have been dealt a ma­jor blow af­ter it was con­firmed that de­fender Neil Byrne suf­fered a frac­tured fibula dur­ing his team’s 4-1 win over For­est Green ear­lier this month.

The 22-year-old had pre­vi­ously played in ev­ery game for the Silk­men this sea­son, but now looks to be out of ac­tion for around eight weeks.

It gives man­ager John Askey a de­fen­sive prob­lem for the fore­see­able fu­ture, and he is gut­ted for the young­ster.

“It is such a shame for him and the team be­cause he has got bet­ter with ev­ery game this sea­son,” he said.

“Against For­est Green was prob­a­bly his best game so far and we all wish him a speedy re­cov­ery.”

Byrne joins the likes of Paul Turnbull and Theo Bai­ley-Jones as Mac­cles­field play­ers that have been ruled out of ac­tion for a num­ber of weeks.

It isn’t all doom and gloom though, as one player that has been in pro­lific form re­cently is Paul Lewis, af­ter he net­ted twice in re­cent games.

Askey has been im­pressed with the midfielder so far this sea­son, and be­lieves his best is still yet to come.

“Paul is only go­ing to get bet­ter with the more games he gets and he’s al­ways good for a goal es­pe­cially with his head, he’s a dan­ger,” he said.

“We were lucky Paul got the goal for us against Bar­row last week, it seemed to get us go­ing and we looked like we was go­ing to get some­thing out of the game.”

●● John Askey

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.