League re­mains top pri­or­ity for Askey

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL -

JOHN Askey in­sists that the league re­mains Macclesfield Town’s pri­or­ity this sea­son de­spite their FA Cup hero­ics over the weekend.

The Silk­men are back in Na­tional League ac­tion on Satur­day when they host For­est Green Rovers at the Moss Rose.

For­est Green have been the run­away lead­ers at the top of the ta­ble so far this sea­son, sit­ting seven points clear af­ter los­ing just two of their open­ing 19 matches.

Macc were in poor form through­out Oc­to­ber, with Askey’s men fail­ing to win any of their last five league games.

The Macclesfield boss now hopes that his play­ers can build on their cup shock against Wal­sall by caus­ing an­other up­set and re­turn­ing to win­ning ways against league lead­ers For­est Green.

“The league is the most im­por­tant thing and we want to be in and around the play-offs,” he said.

“We had a bit of a blip re­cently but it hasn’t been be­cause we’ve been play­ing poorly as we’ve been play­ing well, but we’ve just not had the run of the green.

“Hope­fully we can get a re­sult this weekend against then that can help us get back up the ta­ble.”

Askey also wants the play­ers who per­formed at a high level against Wal­sall last week to repli­cate that per­for­mance again.

“We saw against Wal­sall that we have one or two play­ers who are more then ca­pa­ble of play­ing at a higher level,” he said.

“A few of them have al­ready played at that level, but some of the younger play­ers also did well.”

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