McCombe wants new Macc ar­rivals

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - SHELDAN KEAY

MAC­CLES­FIELD Town de­fender John McCombe wants the team to strengthen dur­ing the sum­mer in order to chal­lenge for pro­mo­tion next sea­son.

The Silk­men have man­aged to agree deals with a lot of the cur­rent squad, with McCombe one of those who will be stay­ing at the Moss Rose for an­other year.

The 31-year-old is happy that many ex­ist­ing play­ers are re­main­ing at the club, but he also hopes there will be new ad­di­tions that join ahead of the next cam­paign.

“Hope­fully if we can add a few more good ad­di­tions over the sum­mer and find the form that we were in at the end of last sea­son then hope­fully we can go and have an­other good year,” he said.

“I’ve played in the league for the whole of my ca­reer be­fore com­ing to Mac­cles­field so hope­fully my ex­pe­ri­ence can rub off on the rest of the lads.

“I just want to be in the team, hit­ting some good form with the rest of the team and see­ing how far that takes us.

“We haven’t got the big­gest bud­get but we’ve got some good play­ers so hope­fully we can do well and push up to­wards the top end of the table.”

McCombe ar­rived at Mac­cles­field back in March af­ter he left League Two side York City on a free trans­fer.

The de­fender has en­joyed the few months he has spent at the club, and is look­ing for­ward to the fu­ture with the Silk­men.

“I came down and trained with the lads be­fore I signed. All of the play­ers and the man­ager were re­ally good with me, the lads are re­ally good off the pitch too, as well as be­ing very talented on it,” he said.

“I had played with and against some of the lads be­fore as well so I’ve set­tled in quite well and that’s one of the main rea­sons why I am en­joy­ing my time at Mac­cles­field.

“When I joined in March we did well from there and un­til the end of the sea­son we played well against some of the top teams, and on our day we were a match for any­one in the league.

“Un­for­tu­nately, in Jan­uary and Fe­bru­ary we had a bit of a bad patch and didn’t win many games.

“But from what I have seen from the squad, the man­ager and the coach­ing staff, we’re good enough to be up their chal­leng­ing again.”

Conor Mol­loy

●● John McCombe scores for Mac­cles­field against Brain­tree

●● The year 11 (U16) fi­nal took place at Wilm­slow High School. Wilm­slow beat Fal­li­b­roome 2-0 in a well con­tested game. The com­pe­ti­tion was spon­sored by ben­net­tbrooks and pic­tured are the win­ning Wilm­slow team with their ben­net­tbrooks medals.

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