New signing Jay Harris spoke to Silkmen TV yesterday about his move to Macc; and is looking forward to getting started as we face Exeter City this coming Saturday.
“I am glad to get it over the line and now I’m looking forward to getting going on Saturday.
"I knew the gaffer was interested so I had a chat with him and then I came in for a few days training, earned the contract, and here we are now.”
Our new signing admitted that he is looking forward to working with manager Sol Campbell, and that the boss was one of the factors which attracted him to the club.
“The gaffer, really, he is a big name and he has got great ambition for the club, so speaking to him showed me that the club is going in the same direction that I want to go.”
After training with the rest of the squad before signing, Jay is optimistic about the season ahead.
“It’s positive, they are a great set of lads with some good quality in there and hopefully we can add some more to that.”
At 32 years old, Macc is Jay's fifth club, and he hopes his experience and recent success with Tranmere can translate into success with the Silkmen.
“It started at Everton, a very long time ago! Then onto some of the local clubs like Accrington Stanley, Chester, Wrexham and then my last club Tranmere.
“Obviously with back-to-back promotions in the last two seasons and being involved with the majority of it, yeah, it was a great couple of seasons.
“[I’m] Full of energy, nasty, horrible to play against and I can also pass the ball; so hopefully that can help.”
The new man hopes to be able to nail down a starting spot at the Moss Rose this season as we look to improve on last seasons’ survival campaign.
“On a personal level, I want to cement a place in the team for a start and beyond that I just want to win games.
“As a team I think we just need to improve on last season, and I don’t think we can look any further ahead than that.
“I think you have got to take the positives from last year too.
“I think there was a point in the season where the club looked doomed and looked like getting relegated; and then before you know it the gaffer comes in, changes things around, and before you know it they are out of the relegation zone.
“So yeah, you can take the positives from last season and continue it again this season.”
Looking ahead to tomorrow’s opening day clash against Exeter City, Jay admits to some mixed emotions, but is hopeful that we can get a result and start the season in positive fashion.
“There are some mixed emotions, I think. A bit of excitement, a bit of nervousness but it’s the first game of the season and you get that from every team.
“So hopefully we can make the long trip to Exeter and get the result.”