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Macclesfield Town’s National League title bid thrown into turmoil as players and staff go unpaid in January

The players and staff at Macclesfield Town have revealed they weren’t paid in January with the club sitting top of the National League.

The Silkmen hold a one-point lead having gone three games without a win which has allowed Aldershot Town to close the gap.

Manager John Askey had to completely rebuild his squad last summer but in such an unpredictable season, Macclesfield have come out as the surprise leaders.

However, their title challenge has taken a shock twist with the club’s players and staff revealing they weren’t paid last month.

It read: “As a team, we would like to make people aware that we have not been paid our January wages.

“Whilst this is alarming, what disappoints us most is that we were not notified by the owner or the chairman of the situation and have not been contacted since.

“All despite numerous attempts for clarity from the players and management.

“It has been well publicised that we have one of, if not the smallest budgets in the division and yet despite this, we are top of the National League.

“Throughout this season the team, management and staff have always and will always be 100 per cent committed to the hard work and endeavour of promotion to the Football League.”

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