Silk­men squad are fight­ing fit

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - SHELDAN KEAY

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.”

PHPHOTOGRAPHY

●● Kris­tian Den­nis cel­e­brates af­ter net­ting Mac­cles­field’s goal against Portsmouth at Frat­ton Park

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