Rest has us fresh: Han­cox

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - SHELDAN KEAY

MAC­CLES­FIELD Town de­fender Mitch Han­cox be­lieves the three-week break be­tween matches could have ac­tu­ally ben­e­fit­ted his side ahead of the FA Tro­phy fi­nal.

There were some con­cerns that not hav­ing a com­pet­i­tive game over such a long pe­riod could leave Macc not at their best, but Han­cox thinks it has had the op­po­site ef­fect.

“Since we came back all the lads’ energy lev­els have been right at it,” he said.“We had a mas­sive fix­ture pile up come the end of the sea­son so we needed that rest, but the lads look sharp and rar­ing to go.

“All the lads have been right at it – you want to im­press where you can and you want to be on that team sheet come the game so hope­fully I’ll be play­ing.

“If you give it your all in train­ing and give your­self the best chance that’s all you can do.

“The lads can’t wait, and speak­ing for my­self I can’t wait for the game to start. We’ve just got to pre­pare for the game and make sure we’re right come the day.”

It will be a spe­cial day for Mac­cles­field when they take on York City this week­end, and Han­cox is glad his family will be there to ex­pe­ri­ence it with him.

“It’s a great day out for my family too, they’re coming down from Birm­ing­ham,” he said.“I just can’t wait for the day now, all the build-up is go­ing to be crazy and we’ve just got to em­brace it, then when the game comes try and win it.

There’s ob­vi­ously a mas­sive build up about it and it’s go­ing to be on TV, but it’s just about go­ing to the game and play­ing.”

Mitch Han­cox

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