Fu­ture’s bright de­spite de­feat in friendly

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - SHELDAN KEAY

Mthe play­ers we have signed up to now. Hope­fully we ACCLESFIELD can sign that ex­tra one or Town man­ager two more to make us that John Askey lit­tle bit stronger for the in­sists he has no con­cerns sea­son.” de­spite his team’s 5-2 Mac­cles­field’s pre-seafriendly de­feat to Stock­son prepa­ra­tions were set port County. to con­tinue as the Ex­press

The Silk­men came up went to print on Tues­day, short in the game at Edge­with the team set to face ley Park on Satur­day af­ter Crewe Alexandra. orig­i­nally lead­ing 2-1 at Speak­ing be­fore the the in­ter­val. game to the club’s of­fi­cial

While Mac­cles­field may web­site, Askey had said: have suf­fered de­feat, “Hope­fully we learn from Askey says the only thing Stock­port and it will make that mat­ters is how the us that lit­tle bit stronger. team per­forms dur­ing “Hope­fully it will make their first league fix­ture us re­alise that some­times against Wrex­ham. we have to do the other

“I’ve never re­mem­side of the game – it’s not bered a pre-sea­son game. all about pretty foot­ball on Never as a player or never the deck, it’s about co­mas a man­ager,” he told the pet­ing in the air, win­ning club’s of­fi­cial web­site. the ball back and de­fend

“I’m not con­cerned. ing well in your own box. The only thing that is “Ob­vi­ously the lads go­ing to con­cern me is have only played to­gether how we do against Wrex­three times be­fore and it is ham on the open­ing day, a rel­a­tively new side, but I that’s what re­ally mat­ters.” don’t think we lost at

Askey saw some of his Stock­port be­cause of that. new sign­ings in ac­tion It was more about learn­dur­ing the game against ing from mis­takes and one County, and ad­mits he or two that, on an­other was im­pressed with what day, we know can do bet­ter.”he­saw.

“The two new lads are Mean­while, Mac­cles­both good prospects – field have an­nounced Noe Baba in par­tic­u­lar. He their squad num­bers for has come from Birm­ingthe forth­com­ing 2017/18 ham and is one that I cam­paign. ex­pect to be back in league Goal­keeper Sh­wan Jalal foot­ball,” he said. has been handed the

“Kieran Kennedy has num­ber 1 shirt, while great pedi­gree, he’s one other no­table squad numthat I think will only get bers sees Scott Wil­son bet­ter. I’m pleased with given the num­ber 9 shirt and Court­ney Richards cho­sen as num­ber 10.

El­liott Dur­rell will wear the num­ber 7 shirt, with Ty­ron Marsh wear­ing num­ber 8 and Ryan Lloyd num­ber 11.

Play­ers re­tain­ing their num­bers from the pre­vi­ous year in­clude David Fitz­patrick (3), Ge­orge Pilk­ing­ton (5), Mitch Han­cox (16) and Danny Whi­taker (23).

A full list of the squad num­bers is avail­able on the of­fi­cial Mac­cles­field Town web­site.

John Askey

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