Silkmen squad are fighting fit
MACCLESFIELD Town manager John Askey admits he is delighted that his side’s injury crisis appears to be over.
The Silkmen have had a number of players out with injury so far this season, meaning they have been forced to name just three substitutes in several matches.
Askey now appears to once again have every player available to choose from though, and he believes that will be crucial over the coming weeks.
“We have more or less a fully fit squad to pick from now and that is really nice coming up towards Christmas,” he said ahead of last night’s game against Altrincham. “The main thing over these past few weeks is that the players on the pitch have been playing well and with confidence, so it hasn’t been that big a problem.
“If they had been struggling then it would have been an issue, but those who have been selected have done well, so we have got away with it.
“The games are coming thick and fast now so having more players to choose from should hopefully put us in good stead as we look to climb the table.”
Next up for Macclesfield is a trip to the Kingfield Stadium to take on Woking in the National League this weekend.
Macc head into that match on the back of a home game against Altrincham last night (Tuesday), and Askey is targeting wins in every game at the Moss Rose.
“Our home matches are really important – if you can keep winning at home then you have a chance of doing something successful,” he said.
“We have had some tough away games so far this season so we look forward to our home games and will look to get the three points in all of them.”
Ahead of this weekend’s match against Woking, Macclesfield’s ‘10K Dash’ fundraiser came to an end.
Over £5000 had already been raised by fans as the Express went to print, and Askey was full of praise for those who were contributing funds.
“It has been a really good response and I must give full credit to the supporters and those who helped to organise it,” he said.
“This will only help us throughout the season and hopefully we can put the money to good use like signing some new players or getting the existing lads on new contracts.
“It is a great effort and I can’t thank everyone enough for their generosity.”
●● Kristian Dennis celebrates after netting Macclesfield’s goal against Portsmouth at Fratton Park