Askey voices com­mit­ment con­cerns

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - WILL JACKSON

MACCLESFIELD man­ager John Askey ques­tioned his side’s com­mit­ment as they were beaten 2-1 at home to rel­e­ga­tion can­di­dates Torquay United.

A Nathan Blis­sett brace was enough to see off Macclesfield and it means their dream of seal­ing a play-off spot is fast be­com­ing unattain­able. The Silk­men were for much of the game sec­ond best de­spite cre­at­ing nu­mer­ous chances to level the game to­wards the end, and Askey was disappointed with the per­for­mance of his play­ers.

“We were nice and bright, even af­ter we con­ceded the first goal, we car­ried on play­ing and got the goal back and I think in the sec­ond half, we’ve got to come out and have a right go and to con­cede again off a cor­ner, it’s just not good enough is it,” he said.

“We work on set pieces, as you can imag­ine, but if peo­ple are not pre­pared to get hurt and be brave then ob­vi­ously it’s down to per­son­nel and that’s some­thing we’ve got to ad­dress.”

Macclesfield have now gone on a long run without a vic­tory, and Askey claims his side have got to work harder if they are to turn this wretched form around.

“They’ve got to roll their sleeves up and fight for what­ever it is,” he said.

“I’m find­ing out more about play­ers this last month then I have done all sea­son and from that point of view, I know who’s up for a fight and who isn’t.

“When things are go­ing against you, you find out who your friends are and who will stand with you and fight with you, but that’s some­thing I’ve got to sort out and the first per­son I look at is my­self and see if I can do any­more.

“That’s what I’ll do and hope­fully the play­ers will do that as well.”

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