The week began with Macclesfield announcing Fraser Horsfall’s arrival at the Moss Rose on a one-year deal and shortly after welcoming the promising defender to the club, we gathered his thoughts on the move.
“I’m glad to get the deal over the line.
“I heard that Macclesfield were interested. I know a couple of lads at the club and I’ve heard very good things. I thought it’s a massive opportunity for me personally and working under the gaffer, who’s very well known, as a defender as well it seems like the perfect move for me.”
The draw of the manager, along with the opportunity to compete in the Football League were both factors in Fraser’s decision to join Macc.
“The manager is a big character and he’s done a lot in the game, and I think that will help me develop as a player.
“Obviously playing in the Football League has always been an ambition of mine, and I’m going to take it.”
Indeed this will be Fraser’s first foray into the Football League after learning his trade as a youth player at Huddersfield Town and it’s an opportunity he is relishing.
“I started at Huddersfield Town as a young lad, up to about 20/21 years old and then I went on loan to a couple of non-league clubs and got a feel for men’s football.
"I had a good couple of years at Kidderminster and now it’s time for me to step up into the Football League and challenge myself.”
We went on to ask Fraser what the Macc Town faithful can expect from him on the pitch and what he hopes to achieve with the club this season.
“First and foremost I’m a defender, so I like to head it and kick it. But I like to get on the ball as well, and I have a calm sense to me. Hopefully I can grab a couple of goals at the other end from corners.. and the odd one from distance!”
“Last season the club just stayed up and looking at the team that we’ve got and the players that we’ve got I think we can do well this season and see where it goes. I’ll give it my best and see what happens.”