Our best is good enough: Askey
MACCLESFIELD Town manager John Askey believes his side could win every match for the rest of the season if they play at the best of their ability in each game.
The Silkmen enjoyed a successful week in the National League, winning 2-0 at Braintree Town 10 days ago before following that up with a 1-0 win at Eastleigh last Tuesday.
It keeps them in contention for a play-off spot, just a couple of wins off the top five with as many as three games in hand on some of the teams around them in the table.
With that in mind, Askey is confident that his side can still finish in the play-offs and also believes they have enough quality in the team to win any of their remaining games this season.
“We’ve got a realistic chance, as I said after the disappointment of last week we’re back in it,” he said.
“There’s no reason why we can’t win every game from now until the end of the season if we put the effort in that we put in against Eastleigh and play like we did as we’re more than a match for anyone.
I was really pleased with the win against Eastleigh. Obviously it puts us in a strong position again now after the disappointment of Barrow.
With these last two wins we’re only a few points off the promotion positions so it’s a good win, and I think the first time we’ve won at Eastleigh so I am really pleased.”
Macclesfield’s win over Eastleigh came after a strike from Rhys Brown, and Askey has praised the forward for his contributions since joining the club.
“Rhys scored a terrific goal. He brought the ball down well and got past his man and finished well,” he said.
“He had to go off but the injury wasn’t too serious and it’s a plus point that he’s come into the squad and done well.
“We spoke before the game about starting nice and bright which I thought we did. I thought we played some great stuff early on and all throughout the game we created chances.”
Macc boss John Askey