Mitch Hancox says the depth of the Silkmen squad means the starting XI know they have to perform to stay in the team.
Hancox took advantage of an injury to Ryan Lloyd on Monday, scoring the opening goal in the 1-0 win at Chester and speaking after the game he says he was ready for his chance in the side.
He said: “It’s been a bit frustrating not playing but I’ll always be ready when the gaffer calls me, whether that’s from the start or off the bench. I was grateful to come in and as long as I’m playing I’ll give everything I can for the team.”
A triple change was made by John Askey in the game against Chester and the introductions of pace and power almost let to more goals.
“Whether it is the lads that are coming off the bench, or even just in the squad, there are always lads ready to step in and do their bit, so you have to make sure if you are in that starting XI you have to give everything you can so you can keep your place. Everyone is trying to impress the manager in training.”
Hancox was part of last year’s squad – almost unrecognisable to the current one after a busy summer at the Moss Rose.
“The lads that have all come in have settled down and we have all come together, and the last two results have shown that we can dig in, in parts of games where the team is on top of us.”
The next challenge facing the squad is a challenging fixture against Woking back at the Moss Rose.
“They have had new owners, so they have bought a few new players in. It will be a tough game but as long as we go into it with our heads on it we can try and get another three points.”
By Molly Hudson