Below par from Macc
Continued from back then we will get turned over,” he said.
“I’m sure the players will be aware of that though and we tend to do better against the supposedly bigger clubs in this league so we will wait and see.”
Macclesfield have struggled for goals in recent weeks, finding the net just twice in their last five league matches.
Their last game saw them held to a 0-0 draw with strugglers Boreham Wood, and Askey felt his players didn’t reach expectations.
“We were poor but having said that I don’t think they had a shot on our goal, but our performance was still below par,” he said.
“There wasn’t enough commitment, we had the best chances of the game but we couldn’t convert them, after playing like that we didn’t deserve anything more than a point.
“We concentrated on ourselves, we knew about Boreham Wood’s threat, they’ve been struggling for goals, but the game was about ourselves and trying to create chances.
“For some reason it was lacklustre, one or two put in a good effort but some others didn’t.”
“It’s not a tactical issue, it’s just about work rate and one or two look too comfortable, they’ve got to realise that they’re playing for contracts.”
●● John Askey