Macclesfield players refusing to train

Macclesfield Town’s bid to remain in League Two being hindered by a series of difficulties on and off the pitch.

The Silkmen find themselves bottom of the League Two table with just six games left to play and one point adrift of safety, but Sol Cambell’s efforts to secure the club’s Football League future is being undermined by a number of issues – including players refusing to train, players having bust-ups and wages not being paid on time.

Wages for March and February were paid late – for the third time this season. Players discussed taking strike action over their unpaid wages and voted whether to continue to train.

It’s understood that eleven players voted to continue training while others even refused to vote.

Second top scorer Harry Smith’s future is unclear due to the fact that another start would trigger a contract extension at Moss Rose. The striker 23-year-old is due to be out of contract this summer.

Smith returned to the fold for Saturday’s draw with Morecambe, coming off the bench for the final 24 minutes.

All of these problems could derail Macclesfield’s bid to stay in League Two, with results not surprisingly suffering a dip in the wake of the toxic atmosphere in the dressing room and around the club.

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