New signing Zak Jules aims to play his part in Macclesfield Town's survival mission and beyond, after signing a “no-brainer” deal on Monday.
The 21-year-old put pen to paper on a deal at Moss Rose until the end of the season, after he was released by Shrewsbury Town.
Jules will look to shine in Sol Campbell’s increasing selection of defenders, but believes their shared faith in attractive football will benefit the Silkmen.
“What Sol is trying to implement really suits me” Jules said with excitement.
“There’s hardly any teams at this end of the Football League who try to play the attractive football that the gaffer does here.
“I’m quite quick for a centre-half. I like keeping the ball on the ground and playing out from the back. It was a no brainer to come here and play the style of football that I enjoy playing myself.
“I want to make the most of every minute I have on that football pitch. Hopefully I can chip in and help this club finish where we all hope it will at the end of the season.”
Despite only breaking from the Reading Academy in 2016, Jules has featured for clubs such as Motherwell and Braintree Town - almost four hundred miles apart.
However, after a serious hamstring injury that impeded his time at Chesterfield, his progress was put on hold. One year after his recovery though, he has more fight than ever.
“When you spend that amount of time on the side-lines, it makes you realise how lucky you are to be out there playing football, as well as how much you can miss it,” Jules admitted. “I don’t want to feel that again.
“The injury unfortunately set me back quite a bit, but I’m here now. I just want to return to playing regular football and get back fighting fit for Macclesfield.
“There is a group of lads here who all want to prove a point, and what a way to do that by staying in this division.
“I want to be a part of that fight and I want to be a part of the future plans at this football club.”
On first impressions, Zak believes The Silkmen have what it takes to survive.
“I know they are at the wrong end of the table, but they are definitely heading in the right direction with the results that they’ve been getting,”
“They’re now in a stronger position, closer to the safety zone and together we will get out of danger.”