Askey calls for Fortress Moss Rose

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - SHELDAN KEAY

MACC boss John Askey has urged his side to make the Moss Rose a fortress again af­ter a poor run of form at home.

The Silk­men have now lost their last four home games in the Na­tional League, in­clud­ing a 2-0 de­feat to Alder­shot Town on Satur­day.

It has left the Macc boss fu­ri­ous, and he knows that his play­ers need to start buck­ing their ideas up in front of their own sup­port­ers.

“Th­ese per­for­mances seem to be hap­pen­ing at home so that’s the most dis­ap­point­ing thing,” he said.

“Teams come here and know the way we set up. They al­low us to have the ball in our half and then as soon as we get into their half we’re closed down.

“It means we’ve not got the space to play in so we need to get the ball for­ward quicker and look as though we want to play.

“We need to roll our sleeves up and start­ing work­ing hard. It’s easy when you’re win­ning, but when things are not go­ing right then that’s where you see what you’re made of.”

Mac­cles­field don’t have a home match to worry about this week­end, with Askey’s side trav­el­ling to The New Lawn to take on se­cond-placed For­est Green Rovers.

For­est Green have been one of the most dom­i­nant teams in the Na­tional League this sea­son, but Askey still re­mains con­fi­dent de­spite his team’s re­cent woes.

“We’re one of those teams where it doesn’t mat­ter who we play. We can go to For­est Green and beat them as on our day we can beat any­body,” he said.

“You can’t weigh us up at times so all we can do is think about win­ning the next game as it is point­less look­ing ahead to the play-offs or any­thing like that yet.”

●● John Askey wants the Moss Rose to be­come a fortress for the Silk­men

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