Macclesfield Town boss John Askey admits that he couldn’t have dreamed of being in a better situation than where his team currently find themselves.

The Silkmen went six points clear at the top of the National League after an impressive run over the festive period which saw them win all three of their games. They picked up a pair of wins over FC Halifax Town, along with a victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Sutton United to extend their lead in the division.

Askey is extremely pleased with what his players have managed to achieve so far this season, and is urging them to keep up the hard work. Speaking before Saturday’s goalless draw with Solihull Moors, which leaves them four clear at the top, he said:

“We’re six points clear and we couldn’t ask for anything better. Every game is important now,” he said. “The league won’t be decided on one game, but when you beat a team who are only three points behind you like Sutton were last week then it’s an important win as it keeps them down and keeps us going.

“You can’t question the character of this squad. We’ve seen it throughout the season already, and hopefully that will continue until the end of the season and we’ll just see what happens.

“It’s great to hear everybody behind us. We’ll hopefully keep winning and hopefully more and more people will keep coming, as has happened in the past. We all know that it can change though.”

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