Jared On Fixture Congestion

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 18 Dec 2017

Despite his sides recent run of form, which has seen them reach the top of the National League table, defender Jared Hodgkiss is wary of the congested run of fixtures coming Macclesfield’s way over the Christmas period.

The Silkmen captain, who has cemented his place on the right of The Silkmen’s back line since returning from injury in September, admitted that the postponement of the FA Trophy first round tie at Halifax didn’t come at the ideal time.

Macclesfield will now make the journey to The Shay on Tuesday (19th), after seeing the game last weekend fall victim to the weather.

They will now meet the same side three times in just 13 days across the festive season, with the final one coming away on New Year’s Day.

“It’s another fixture that makes another one over Christmas,” Hodgkiss said, “so I was a little bit gutted the game on Saturday was called off. It’s the industry we’re in, though, and these things do happen.

“Of course, we want to be playing games, especially with the run we’re on, but as with any team, you have to guard against fatigue building up.

“However, on the other hand, we’re on a great run, and this can give us a great opportunity to carry that momentum forward.”

The defender, though, was keen to stress that nothing is certain at the moment.

“We haven’t achieved anything yet, but I’m sure you can see from the performances on the pitch that all the lads are with each other.

“If we don’t achieve what we want to, this season, then it certainly won’t be for a lack of effort, that’s for sure.”

By Steven Dale.

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