Play-offs by the New Year: Askey
MACCLESFIELD Town manager John Askey has stressed just how important the next few weeks are after setting his side the target of being in the play-off mix by the end of the year.
The Silkmen ended a run of six league games without a win on Saturday after picking up a 2-1 victory at Aldershot Town.
That win put them ninth ahead of their match against Gateshead as the Express went to print on Tuesday, and Askey wants the team to keep performing over the next month.
“The games that are coming up are important because by Christmas and New Year we want to be hopefully we can push on pleasing and the balls all season that we needed from now and get into a coming in from wide a bit more strength up good position by the start caused a threat all front, but he’s still not of January. game,” he said. 100 per cent fit yet,” he
“I thought we worked “We got the win and said. really hard to stop Alderthat’s what we needed. “He’s got until January shot playing and we Now we need to continue to prove himself and played some good stuff winning over the next few hopefully he’ll take his ourselves. weeks.” chance and improve our
“We created chances Another player that chances of getting into the and Chris Holroyd combriefly featured for Macc play-offs. ing back made all the difon Saturday was new sign“It’s another body in the ference.” ing Richard Brodie, who team and somebody we
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“We needed the win on “Chris’ movement best. on Tuesday, Askey’s side Saturday and it has picked was great for the two “Richard has got a were set to host Dover everybody up. It gets us goals. There were two proven goalscoring Athletic at the Moss Rose back up and running so good crosses which was record and we’ve known this weekend.
‘It gets us back up and running, so hopefully we can push on from now’