Askey On Confidence

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 06 Nov 2017

Macclesfield manager John Askey says confidence is the reason behind the squad’s current dry spell of form.

The Silkmen made it six wins on the bounce with victory over Leyton Orient near the end of October, but have since lost to Dagenham & Redbridge and Eastleigh in the National League, and were knocked out of the FA Cup by Forest Green Rovers on Saturday

But despite these defeats John is pleased with the performances from his side of late, and says there’s merely a matter of confidence between bagging more goals and picking up more points.  

“It’s just a bit of confidence missing,” he said following the narrow loss to League Two side Forest Green Rovers. “Tyrone did everything right – his movement was good, he’s held the ball up well, he’s made good opportunities – but he just hasn’t finished to top off a good performance.”

Despite missing the opportunity to raise some precious funds with progression in the FA Cup, John is looking on the bright side.

He said: “It’s less money coming into the club, but it’s one less game we have to worry about so hopefully it’ll benefit us in the long run.”

With Barrow next up for the Silkmen, Askey says there’s no place for complacency despite the opposition currently sitting in the relegation zone.

“Now that Ady Pennock has come in to Barrow I think it’ll be pretty much the same as what they’re used to – big lads and long ball – and they’ll go back to what worked for them before. It’ll be a tough game.” He finished.

By Adam Washbrook

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