Thorne look­ing to re­pay gaffer’s faith

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL -

MAC­CLES­FIELD Town striker James Thorne is hop­ing to re­pay the faith that has been shown in him by man­ager John Askey.

Thorne has recently joined the Silk­men on loan from Cham­pi­onship club Not­ting­ham For­est on an ini­tial one-month deal.

He was pre­vi­ously at the Moss Rose a cou­ple of years ago, be­fore then mak­ing the switch to For­est.

The 21-year-old is ex­cited to get some games un­der his belt, and wants to make an im­pact dur­ing his time at Macc.

“The man­ager John Askey showed a lot of faith in me when I was young and now he’s brought me back, so I can’t wait to get some first team foot­ball,” he told the club’s of­fi­cial web­site.

“I was at Mac­cles­field a few years ago when the chair­man and the man­ager heard that I was play­ing again and they asked me did I want to come in and train with them and get some games.

“I then went to For­est and it’s been great there. There are some good peo­ple there that have helped me mas­sively to get fit and get in a good place.

“I want to try and help the first team get to where they want to go which is pro­mo­tion and winning cups, and I feel that I’ve been ready to help them for a few years so I’m itch­ing to show what I can do.

“I’ve now come back to Mac­cles­field and there are a few lads still here who were here last time, plus the new guys have wel­comed me in too so it’s not been a prob­lem.

“There are some good play­ers here and most of the team could play at a higher level. Quite a lot of them al­ready have as well so that is good.

“Hope­fully I can help the team get pro­mo­tion so they can play at a higher level next year. We’re go­ing for three points each week and that is mas­sive.

“The club is try­ing to push up the league and I’m ready to help by show­ing them what I can do and adding to the squad.”

Lynne Cameron

Mac­cles­field Town’s man­ager John Askey

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