Silkmen boss John Askey has lauded Danny Whitaker upon his career milestone of 400 games.
Whitaker – who captained the side in the opening month of the season during Jared Hodgkiss’ absence – grabbed the first goal of the night in the win against Guiseley as Macclesfield went top of the National League.
Speaking after the game, John was full of praise for the experienced midfielder, saying he believes he could have played at an even higher standard.
“It’s great for him,” said Askey. “He’s a very good footballer and I think he should’ve played higher than he has. He’s a credit to himself, how he’s kept himself fit and his hunger. He’s that old that I played with him!
“If you come and watch the lads play you wouldn’t think he was the oldest man on the park, you’d think he was the fittest.
“He’s always been able to cruise through games since he was a young man and that’s because of the way that he lives and the way that he looks after himself. He loves playing and for any young lads in the team, they look up to Danny.”
With Macclesfield top of the league in this early stage by only a point, and games coming thick and fast, the boss was sure to keep feet on the ground in terms of hopes for the season, saying the upcoming game against Ebbsfleet is the only thing on anyones mind.
Touchning on Ebbsfleet, John said: “They’re a tough side. They’re quite big spenders and they’ve got some good players there. It won’t be easy – no game is – but we’ll prepare properly for it and hopefully we can put in another decent performance and come away with three points.
By Adam Washbrook