Askey demands return to high tempo style
MACCLESFIELD Town manager John Askey admits that everything at the club seems to be going wrong after they suffered their second straight defeat on Saturday.
The Silkmen were beaten 2-0 at home to Aldershot after goals from Alfie Pavey and Damon Lathrope.
It has seen Macc lose some ground in their battle for the National League play-offs, and Askey feels a pub team would be able to beat his side at the moment.
“If we’re off our game then the Dog and Duck would beat us and it’s not good enough,” he said.
“It’s very disappointing and everything appears to be going wrong at the moment so we need to sort it out.
“Everybody who watched and played in the game on Saturday will go away shaking their heads as it was not good enough.
“We didn’t play with any pace, we didn’t close people down, we didn’t win any tackles and we’re not creating chances.
“Up until Christmas we were playing with a high tempo, but for whatever reason we’re not doing now.
“We need to try and get that back as we look tired but we shouldn’t be. It’s not like the players have had to work all day before the match, so tiredness shouldn’t affect them.”
Rhys Turner and Paul Lewis were missing from Saturday’s game, and Askey isn’t sure when they’ll be back.
“Rhys has a problem with his ankle so we will have to see how he is and Paul has a hamstring problem.”
●● Macclesfield boss John Askey