Lions Continue Relegation Fight

by Jamie Woodhouse. 

Guiseley travel to Macclesfield this weekend knowing a victory could potentially see them climb out of the relegation zone.

The Lions have picked up 12 points from their last seven league games, which has seen them rise to 22nd, from rock bottom of the national league, leaving them just two points from safety.

Macclesfield meanwhile are in pursuit of the play-off places, six points behind 5th place Dover with three games in hand. The Silkmen therefore will see this as a perfect opportunity to continue their push for the play-offs.

Speaking to ahead of the weekend’s fixture, Macclesfield boss John Askey   said: “Guiseley have improved recently, they’ve brought a few players in with league experience so it will be a tougher test for us than it was at the start of the season.

“Obviously, they’re trying to keep themselves up, and  as we know whoever you play in this league, unless we’re playing well then we need to be wary.

“They lost last weekend, but it’ll be a tough game at home, but one that if we’re playing how we can play, we’ve got every chance of winning.”

The loss Askey is referring to is Nuneaton Town’s emphatic 6-1 victory over the Lions in the FA Trophy.

Danny Whitehead will be hoping to start for Macclesfield after re-joining the club on loan from Wigan Athletic until the end of the season.

Whitehead made 36 National League appearances for the Silkmen last season, before joining Wigan.

Guiseley’s new signing Derek Asamoah will be looking to make his debut against Macclesfield. The Ghanaian striker left Carslile United earlier this month.

It has been announced that segregation will be in place for the match, with the travelling Lions supporters allocated sections of the seated Moss Lane Stand and the John Askey Terrace.

KO: 3pm, Moss Rose Stadium.




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