Front­line pair the plus points for boss

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TOWN man­ager John Askey felt the per­for­mance of Jack Samp­son was the main pos­i­tive from his side’s 2-1 de­feat to league lead­ers For­est Green Rovers.

The Silk­men lost more ground in their bat­tle for the Na­tional League play-offs af­ter suf­fer­ing the loss at the New Lawn Sta­dium.

Samp­son gave his side the lead in the game be­fore For­est Green turned things around, but Askey was still pleased with what he saw from the striker.

“I thought Jack Samp­son was out­stand­ing. He showed he can be a player at this level,” he said.

“His all-round play of hold­ing the ball and bring­ing oth­ers into play was great. He caused them prob­lems as their two cen­tre­halves had to oc­cupy him for the ma­jor­ity of the game.

“When he went wide he ended up scor­ing. It was just a good all-round per­for­mance. Those who say they think he can’t play need to have a look at the video to re­alise what a good player he is.

“Reece Sty­che was a pos­i­tive too. There were other play­ers that did well but they were the main two.”

Samp­son joined Mac­cles­field in 2015, hav­ing also spent time at Bolton Wan­der­ers and More­cambe dur­ing his pro­fes­sional ca­reer.

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