John On Injury Situation

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Fri 01 Sep 2017

John Askey has revealed that his squad may soon be boosted by the return of a number of first team players from injury.

Askey was without four first teamers over the Bank Holiday Weekend but says that the worst may finally be over for the club’s treatment table.

The manager, speaking ahead of Saturday’s game against Woking, told Silkmen TV that he will relish the increased competition for places.

“Yeah, we’re hopeful of getting a few back,” the Macclesfield boss said.

“Jared (Hodgkiss), Josh (Thompson) and George (Pilkington) may all be back in contention. Ryan (Lloyd) is close too.

“The aim now is to, obviously get competition for places – that’s what any manager wants

“It’s only a selection headache if you’re not winning, so it’s a nice position to be in and everyone knows where they stand.”

Whilst Pilkington and Lloyd have picked up knocks in games, Thompson and Hodgkiss are yet to feature competitively since joining the club in the summer.

But, despite the number of absences the management team have been forced to deal with, Askey admits that he has been impressed with the form his side have shown.

“The Bank Holiday weekend couldn’t have gone any better for us after the Gateshead and Sutton games, so, it’s nice to bounce back.

“To get a win against Dover, and see the confidence come back, was great and in the Chester game, I thought we were the better side throughout. We need to keep going now and keep believing in what we’re doing.

“Now I’m just looking forward to Saturday’s game.”

By Steven Dale.

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