We’re better now: Askey
DESPITE a mixed start to the campaign, Macclesfield Town manager John Askey insists the team is playing a lot better now than they did last season.
The Silkmen have lost seven of their opening 13 games so far, whereas last year they narrowly missed out on the play-off places by one point.
While that may have been the case, Askey believes his players have improved on their showings from the previous campaign.
“We are playing better than what we did last year. We’ve been playing well all season, but we just haven’t always got the results,” Askey told the club’s official website.
“We beat Aldershot 3-0 in our last game and I thought we dominated right from the off and fully deserved the win.
“Aldershot looked a bit lethargic and that helped us, but it was still a really good away performance.
“We scored some really good goals. Obviously Paul Lewis picked up an injury and Danny Rowe came in and fought for his place.
“That is what you want, you want people to come in and show what they can do, and he will definitely be starting the next game now.
“The way we responded at Aldershot shows our character in the squad is very good but our
‘We’ve been playing well all season, but we just haven’t always got the results’
supporters play a big part in that.
“I don’t know what they were drinking but they sang their hearts out for the whole 90 minutes!”
Askey had new signings Lindon Meikle and Fisayo Adarabioyo in the squad for the match, and he hopes their arrivals can help combat the current injury crisis within his team.
“I came in to training on Friday to find out Paul Lewis was injured so we had to quickly sign them up,” he said.
“Neither of them have had a lot of game time but they both showed good attitude when they came on.
“We know a little more about Lindon than we do about Fisayo because he has only been playing U21 football, but they ran around and were committed for us.”
Macclesfield will be hoping to make it back to back wins when they entertain Boreham Wood this weekend.
They head into the match with Jack Sampson still yet to score for the Silkmen this season, but Askey feels he offers a lot more than goals.
“He is doing a good job for us at the minute as he is a big physical presence for us and can be a real handful when he plays like that,” he said.
“He didn’t have the best of starts to the game against Aldershot, so he showed good character to come back from that and his confidence began to grow, so it will click sooner or later for him.”
●● Lindon Meikle, pictured during his time at Mansfield Town, made his Macclesfield debut at Aldershot on Saturday
●● Paul Lewis