Contest for places down to quality
MACCLESFIELD Town midfielder Jack Mackreth admits it is tough keeping a place in the starting line-up due to the talent within the squad.
Mackreth has been featuring more and more for the Silkmen over the last few weeks, with manager John Askey regularly stating he has been impressed with the 24-year-old.
The midfielder now hopes to be one of the first names on the teamsheet, but knows he will have to be at his best each week to get that privilege.
“Danny Rowe has come back in to the team now and Danny Whitaker has been doing well out wide so there is competition for places and hopefully I can stay in the mix,” he told the club’s official website.
“I feel as though I’ve been getting into it now. Obviously I had a little injury at the end of pre-season but I feel as though I am getting a little bit of form now so hopefully I can keep it up.”
Mackreth returned to the Silkmen in the summer after previous spells at Tranmere, Grimsby and Barrow.
Meanwhile, Macclesfield goalkeeper Ritchie Branagan has left the club and joined Ashton United on loan.
The goalkeeper has found first team action limited at the Moss Rose this season, making just one appearance so far during this campaign to go alongside the 11 games he played for Macc last year.
With that in mind, he has made the decision to join Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division side Ashton for the next three months.