Askey Pleased With Torquay Victory

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 25 Sep 2017

John Askey admitted that he was extremely pleased with the way his side bounded back to take all three points at Torquay on Saturday.

The manager was speaking shortly after the win at Plainmoor on Saturday – a result that saw the Silkmen’s recent run extend to four wins in their last six games.

An early second-half goal from the in-form Scott Wilson was enough for Askey’s side to come away with the victory, and the manager told reporters that his side had responded brilliantly.

He said: "It was extremely pleasing today. Especially after last week we really dug in and I felt we should have, possibly, had some more goals. I thought we really deserved the win today.

“I was particularly happy with the clean sheet – it was important after last week to bounce back in that manner.

"It’s the first time that Jared has played and now we’ve had George come back into the fold today and we finally have some good options in those key areas and it. Obviously, it’s a nice position to be in."

Special praise was reserved for the afternoon's goal scorer, whose recent goals have taken a lot of pressure away from his teammates, according to the Macclesfield manager.

“Scott did what all good goal scorers do and he really made the difference for us today. The goal came through a mistake and he was on hand to capitalise on it. He’s doing exactly what all teams need their forwards to do.

“It takes the pressure off everyone else when you know you’ve got a player who can, more often than not, take their chances in the box.

“It was a brilliant team effort, but those moments in games can make all the difference.”

By Steven Dale.

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