Over the summer John Askey brought in central defender Josh Thompson to boost the Silkmen’s defensive ranks.
But so far, the former Celtic man has had to watch on from the side lines due to injury. But after rehabilitation work, an appearance in the starting line-up might not be too far away after he was included in the matchday squad against Gateshead.
Josh took some time out to speak to mtfc.co.uk on his return to fitness and his experience with the Silkmen so far.
“The game against Gateshead didn’t go the way we planned, but on a personal note it’s been a while since I’ve been involved in a matchday routine, so it’s good to get a pre-match under my belt be around the boys.”
“Rehab’s gone really well and the last few weeks have gone really well, I’ve been training with the boys I feel good and I’m just ready to get back involved.”
“A big thanks to everyone at Macclesfield, I came into the club with my injury problems and they’ve all been brilliant and patient and given me everything I needed and now the best way to say thank you is to get on the pitch and contribute.”
Thompson, who has previously won the young player of the season award with Celtic, also spoke about his teammates start to the season.
“I think it’s gone really well. I was impressed in pre-season with the way we played football and we got some good results. We started the season well, the game at the weekend wasn’t great but the squads just getting going. It’s early days and I’ve been impressed.
“I know there’s a lot of new players here this season, but I think if you came and watched even in the first couple of weeks you wouldn’t be able to tell who’s new and who’s not and that shows in some of the link up play and the way we play football.
“It’s difficult when you come around and see the boys in pre-season getting ready for the games, having the meetings for the games and you’re not involved, all you want to do it contribute and do your part but I had a taster at the weekend and I’m rearing to go.”
By Andrew Gate