Our best is good enough: Askey

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - SHELDAN KEAY

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.”

Matt Rat­cliffe

Macc boss John Askey

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