Butcher close to Macc return

22 November 2010 02:30
Macclesfield boss Gary Simpson could be boosted by the return of Richard Butcher for the home clash with Cheltenham. The midfielder has been nursing a knee injury but is nearing full fitness and may come back into contention. Striker Ricky Sappleton remains sidelined with a knee problem and defender Shaun Brisley is out until January with a hip injury. The Silkmen have no other injury or suspension concerns as they bid to continue their fine run of form. Simpson`s men lie eighth in League Two after Saturday`s 1-0 win at Bradford and the Moss Rose boss said: "It's getting to the point where people know they have to perform because they know they won't be in the side if they don't."

Source: PA