Askey braced for another dif­fi­cult sum­mer

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL -

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.

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