Askey braced for another difficult summer
MACCLESFIELD Town manager John Askey believes it could be another difficult summer for the football club as they try to bring in new players.
It has been well documented that the Silkmen have one of the lowest budgets in the division compared to some of the other sides that they compete with.
While that may be the case, Macc did manage to finish ninth in the National League this season, and were even battling for the play-offs at one stage before dropping off during the latter stages of the campaign.
Askey had targets he wanted to sign at the start of the season but was unable to do so due to financial constraints, and he has revealed it could be a similar scenario over the coming months.
“We will try and improve next season but we know what dictates that so I don’t think it will be any easier,” he said.
“I knew what we needed this season and we weren’t able to get what we needed due to financial constraints. There are reasons why and everybody knows the reason why.”
Meanwhile, the Macclesfield End of Season Awards took place this week, with Chris Holroyd and George Pilkington, inset, scooping two prizes each. Holroyd was named the Players’ Player of the Year and also picked up the Wraggs to Riches trophy, while Pilkington won Player of the Year and the Andy Mellor Award.
The final accolade went to Ollie Norburn, with his strike at home to Torquay United voted Goal of the Season.