Com­pe­ti­tion for places key in pro­mo­tion bid

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MACC mid­fielder Danny Whi­taker be­lieves the Silk­men’s new ad­di­tions will add the com­pet­i­tive­ness re­quired to boost their race to reach the play-offs.

Adam An­son and Louis Robles have been brought in from Wi­gan Ath­letic on loan deals, as has Old­ham Ath­letic’s Rhys Turner, and Whi­taker is look­ing for­ward to work­ing with the new sign­ings.

“It’s nice when you get some new faces in the dress­ing room. It gets you go­ing in train­ing be­cause you’ve got to step up and ev­ery­one’s place is un­der threat, which is good for the team,” he said.

Al­though the for­mer Ch­ester­field player sees Macc’s FA Tro­phy tie at Truro City as a slight in­con­ve­nience to their Na­tional League cam­paign, he be­lieves it is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for their lat­est ac­qui­si­tions to set­tle in.

“It can be and it can’t be as you just want to get out there in the next league game and put right what you’ve done wrong to­day,” Whi­taker said.

“But say­ing that it gives the new lads a chance to get in­te­grated with the team and might give them a bit of game time.”

The Silk­men were un­able to cap­i­talise on a num­ber of chances in the first-half against Hal­i­fax and the game even­tu­ally went away from them in the se­cond pe­riod, some­thing which dis­ap­pointed Whi­taker.

“We started the game well, we put them un­der a lot of pres­sure and cre­ated a few chances. Un­for­tu­nately, we couldn’t nick a goal in that pe­riod of time but that’s foot­ball,” he said. “We came out at half-time think­ing that we could go on and win the game re­ally.

“I think their for­ma­tion had us pinned back and they were putting some good balls in the box which we de­fended well at times but all in all we’re very dis­ap­pointed to lose the game.”

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