Former Macc Town boss Sammy McIlroy has urged the Silkmen to emulate his heroes of 1997 and win back promotion to the Football League.
Macclesfield Town are now in sight of putting an end to the club’s six-year exile in the National League with a huge tie against Leyton Orient at Moss Rose on Saturday. Sammy, who was manager when the team first won promotion to the Football League during the famous 1996/97 season, has heaped praise on his former side and their manager.
The Manchester United legend says current boss John Askey – who played in McIlroy’s history-making side – has worked wonders with the resources he has and has secured his status as a club ‘legend’.
He said: “John was a fantastic player. I used to call him the silent assassin because he went about his business in such a quiet manner.
“Time and time again he did it for us when it mattered, and it was that calm personality that made him what he was in the end.
“He really is, and should be known as, Mr Macclesfield.”
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