With five confirmed friendly fixtures in total, including home games against Championship outfits Derby County and newly promoted League One side Blackpool, July will be a busy month for John Askey and his Macclesfield Town side.

Bury and Crewe Alexandra also make the trip to Moss Rose, whilst a trip to Edgeley Park to play local rivals Stockport has also been arranged.

John told mtfc.co.uk: “They’re all good games for the players to play in. The likes of Derby, Blackpool who’ve just been promoted, Crewe and Bury will all be tough tests.”

John Askey also said the friendlies will be a benefit to him, the squad and trialists in the lead up to the season opener of the 5th August.

“These games also give you a better idea of where the players are up to in preparation for the season including players we have on trial. Teams like Derby and Blackpool will bring a lot of supporters which will add to the occasion.”

A list of dates for all pre-season games can be found below.

Confirmed Pre-Season Games

Macclesfield Town vs. Derby County – July 15th – 3pm

Macclesfield Town vs. Bury – July 18th – 7:30pm

Stockport County vs. Macclesfield Town – July 22nd  – 3pm

Macclesfield Town vs. Crewe Alexandra – July 25th – 7:30pm

Macclesfield Town vs. Blackpool – July 29th– 3pm

Source: www.mtfc.co.uk

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