Manager John Askey excited about Macclesfield FA Cup first round prospects


Macclesfield Town manager John Askey is hoping that his side can bounce back from last week’s defeat by winning against North Ferriby United in their fourth qualifying round FA cup game on Saturday.

Askey is an admirer of the competition and he hopes that his side can come away from Humberside with a win and be in the hat for the first round draw on Monday.

“The FA Cup takes the pressure off players so that’s why you see a lot of upsets, we will go there confident that we can get a result. It means a lot to us.”

“Everyone wants to progress and go as far as you can to play against the best possible teams.”

Macclesfield will receive £12,500 in prize money if they defeat North Ferriby in the fourth round tie which will be welcomed by Askey.

He said: “The FA Cup is always something we look forward to so it’s a nice distraction from the league. The game is so important to the football club with the prize money that’s on offer.”

Macclesfield have reached the third round of the FA Cup seven times and have faced big names such as Chelsea and Everton.

Maccs defender John McCombe is also excited by the prospects of the FA Cup.

“We’re very motivated. The FA Cup is a great competition for the players, club and fans,” he said.

“Going far in the competition means you can play against a Football League club or even a Premier League team which is great for the players and fans. The extra revenue for a club like Macclesfield is priceless.”

Macclesfield can feel some confidence – they beat North Ferriby 1-0 in their previous encounter.


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