Defender Jared Hodgkiss believes he is almost back to fitness after a frustrating spell on the sidelines that has seen him miss the opening games of the National League season for the Silkmen.
Hodgkiss says this has been a difficult period of his career, since making the move from Kidderminster in the summer and then being unable to get on the pitch for his new club.
“I've been training since the middle of last week so I'm feeling good and hopefully I will be in contention for Torquay away.
"I think this has been one of my most frustrating injuries, purely down to the timing of the injury. It was three days before the start of the season and was hard to take. But the boys have performed well so far this season so that helps while being injured.”
During his injury struggle the Silkmen have coped well with Adam Yates arriving for a short spell on loan at the club from Port Vale, and midfielder Noe Baba slotting in well at right back when he has been called upon by the manager.
Hodgkiss says this flexibility is important for the side: “It is very important to have a good squad and players being able to play in different positions always helps, especially if they are keeping their performance levels high.”
He will hope to be a part of the team as they look to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat to Maidstone United with a trip away to Torquay.
By Molly Hudson