The National League Team of The Season has been announced and Macclesfield Town are strongly represented in the squad.
Shwan Jalal, Elliott Durrell and Danny Whitaker have all been included in the team after a stellar season at the Moss Rose saw the Silkmen return to the Football League.
Keeping eighteen clean-sheets in between the sticks this season has helped Shwan Jalal gain a place in the best XI and earn Macclesfield the second best defensive record in the division.
Elliott Durrell has also earned himself another National League accolade. The winger won the February player of the month award and has been a key cog in John Askey’s side this season.
Durrell’s eye for goal has also been clear to see this campaign, with the added factor of three of his eight strikes, winning goal of the month awards (September Vs Aldershot, February Vs Tranmere, March Vs Maidstone).
Danny Whitaker has been an ever present in the Macclesfield team and deservedly takes his spot in the side.
Nine goals for the Silkmen this campaign has seen the midfielder finish joint second in the Macc scoring charts (alongside Tyrone Marsh) and he’s chipped in with big goals against the likes of Tranmere and Sutton United.
Whitaker was also a winner at the end of season awards at Moss Rose, where he was awarded the Fan’s Player of The Season Award.
Other award winners include National League top goalscorer Andy Cook (26) and Vanarama National League Player of the Season Danny Rowe.
The full team of the season is…
GK – Shwan Jalal – Macclesfield Town
CB – Manny Smith - Wrexham
CB – Steve McNulty – Tranmere
CB – Shaun Pearson - Wrexham
RM – Elliott Durrell – Macclesfield Town
CM – Danny Whitaker – Macclesfield Town
CM – Craig Eastmond – Sutton United
LM – Louis Dennis - Bromley
ST – Andy Cook - Tranmere
ST – Danny Rowe – AFC Fylde
ST – Bruno Andrade – Boreham Wood
By Andrew Gate