McCombe wants new Macc arrivals
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.”
●● 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.