Askey’s eye­ing more new faces

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - SHELDAN KEAY

MAC­CLES­FIELD Town man­ager John Askey in­sists he is still targeting even more new sign­ings to give his team the best chance of suc­cess this sea­son.

The Silk­men have re­cently brought in sev­eral play­ers, with Con­nor Jennings, Luke Sum­mer­field and Adam Ha­worth join­ing the club.

It gives Macc a boost ahead of a busy pe­riod for them, as they bat­tle for the play-offs in the Na­tional League and also com­pete in the lat­ter stages of the FA Tro­phy.

Mac­cles­field were set to be in league ac­tion tonight (Wed­nes­day) when they hosted Bar­row at the Moss Rose, be­fore an­other home game against Brain­tree on Satur­day.

That is then fol­lowed by a trip to Eastleigh next Tuesday, be­fore at­ten­tion turns to an FA Tro­phy quar­ter-fi­nal show­down against Dul­wich Ham­let on February 25.

The league and the FA Tro­phy are very im­por­tant for the club, so Askey hopes for more ar­rivals but ad­mits it may take a while to come to fruition.

“We still would like to bring in one or two in but we can’t at the mo­ment,” he told the club’s of­fi­cial web­site.

“Ide­ally I’d like to cover ev­ery op­tion be­cause we have a great chance with the FA Tro­phy and the league. It’s an im­por­tant time for us and we want to give it a good shot.”

Askey is pleased with the sign­ings he has al­ready made, and is back­ing them to be a suc­cess in the team.

“Con­nor is a lo­cal lad and did well the last time he was here. Ev­ery time I have seen him play he’s done well for Wrex­ham and Tran­mere so hope­fully he can repli­cate the form that he showed last time,” he said.

“Luke brings a lot of ex­pe­ri­ence. He’s played in the league through­out his ca­reer so hope­fully he can bring us some qual­ity. He should fit in well with the way we play.”

There has been a blow for Mac­cles­field over the past week though, as two of the loan sign­ings that ar­rived early in Jan­uary have suf­fered in­juries.

Danny White­head and An­thony Dud­ley are the play­ers in ques­tion, and Askey ad­mits that it is frus­trat­ing.

It’s a shame that we have lost two play­ers. Danny White­head needs a her­nia op­er­a­tion which will keep him out for a few weeks,” he said.

“An­thony Dud­ley has got a tear in his ham­string which will keep him out for quite a while too.”

Colin Lane

Loan sign­ing Con­nor Jennings

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