County clash among friendlies
MACCLESFIELD Town have continued their preparations for the 2016/17 campaign by announcing the dates of four pre-season fixtures to take place this summer.
The Silkmen are hoping to stage another play-off push during the next campaign, with manager John Askey now having the chance to look at his side during these games.
The Keith Alexander Memorial Trophy game will make a return as Macclesfield travel to Buxton on Tuesday 12 July, with kick-off at 7.45pm.
Macc then have another trip on Saturday 16 July, as they take on Evo-Stik Division One South side Leek Town, with that fixture scheduled to take place at 2pm.
Askey’s side are on the road again a week later on Saturday 23 July when they are set to face Nantwich Town at the Weather Stadium in another 2pm kick-off.
The Silkmen return to the Moss Rose on Saturday 30 July when they host National League North side Stockport County, with that game happening at 3pm.
Information on tickets to each of these matches along with further friendly announcements will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Another key date for Macclesfield is July 6, when the 2016/17 National League fixtures are set to be released.
●● John Askey