Future’s bright despite defeat in friendly
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.