John Askey says he is pleased with the work his side put in over the busy festive period which has sent them six points clear at the top of the National League ahead of this weekend’s match with Solihull Moors.
Askey’s men are undefeated in their last ten matches, and the boss says he couldn’t ask for anything more from his players.
On the busy Christmas schedule, he said: “It couldn’t have gone any better than it did, it puts us in a really good position and I’m really pleased. I couldn’t have asked for any better at the start of the season.
“We’ve just got to keep going as each game comes along and put the work in. If everybody stays fit we’ve got a really good chance in every game we play.”
Up next for the Silkmen is the aforementioned Solihull, who gave the blues a tough game at the Automated Technology Group Stadium earlier in the season.
“We didn’t play particularly well in the last game – it was a poor game – and it could’ve gone the other way,” said John. “It was one of the few games this season where we haven’t been at our best.
“Since Mark Yates has come in he’s been able to bring in one or two players and they’ve been a lot more competitive than they were prior to that. It’ll be a tough game.
“Obviously they’re fighting for their lives, but they have improved with the personnel they’ve got and we can’t take anything for granted just because of their league position, we’ll have to work just as hard as we did against Sutton.”
By Adam Washbrook