Matty comes in to boost left side

Macclesfield Express - - TVWEEK - SHELDAN KEAY

MAC­CLES­FIELD Town have strength­ened their squad af­ter sign­ing Barns­ley’s Matty Tem­ple­ton on loan un­til the end of the sea­son.

John Askey was keen to add to his squad be­fore the loan dead­line, with the Tem­ple­ton sign­ing go­ing through just in time.

The 19-year-old can play as a left-back or as a winger, and was part of the Mac­cles­field squads that took on Grimsby and Gateshead dur­ing Easter week­end.

He has come through the youth ranks at Barns­ley, cul­mi­nat­ing in him com­plet­ing a suc­cess­ful two-year schol­ar­ship with the side.

Tem­ple­ton im­pressed for both the un­der 18 and un­der 21 sides, lead­ing to him sign­ing a pro­fes­sional con­tract with the club.

He broke into the Tykes first team ear­lier this year, mak­ing his com­pet­i­tive de­but in the Cap­i­tal One Cup match and Scun­thorpe United back in De­cem­ber.

The young­ster made his Oak­well de­but as a late sub­sti­tute against Black­pool, and he en­sured it was one to re­mem­ber when he scored late on.

Those ap­pear­ances came un­der for­mer Barns­ley man­ager Lee John­son, with Paul Heck­ing­bot­tom now in care­taker charge of the League One club af­ter John­son left to take over at Bris­tol City.

The switch in boss has co­in­cided with Tem­ple­ton re­ceiv­ing fewer chances in the first team, re­sult­ing in the loan switch to Mac­cles­field.

Tem­ple­ton joins a Silk­men side that are 10th in the Na­tional League ta­ble af­ter back to back vic­to­ries.

He could make his first ap­pear­ance for his new side when they host Brain­tree at the Moss Rose on Satur­day.

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