Double dream scenario for boss
MACCLESFIELD Town manager John Askey admits that the ultimate dream this season would be securing promotion through the play-offs and winning the FA Trophy.
The Silkmen are firmly in the hunt for a play-off spot, and are also in the quarterfinals of the FA Trophy.
Askey admits that the amount of games his side have over the next few weeks will be tough, but is hoping his team can make it a campaign to remember.
“That’s what we’re all hoping for and we’ve got a great chance of getting to the semi-finals of the FA Trophy,” he said.
“We have got a lot of games though and that’s why I didn’t play Danny Whitaker against Braintree so he can have a rest.
“That’s why last Tuesday’s loss against Barrow was such a disappointment as if we had won then we would have been singing and dancing after the Braintree match.”
Askey has had to re-shape his Macclesfield side over the past month, signing several players to replace those that left the Silkmen in January, but he has faith in his side.
“It’s difficult when you bring new players in but we’ve had to bring players in because four of ours have gone and the squad is no bigger than what it was at the start of the season,” he said.
“Ideally we would still have another centre forward and maybe a left winger but I’m happy with the players we’ve got as it’s more than enough to do well in the league.”