Macclesfield Town manager John Askey looks ahead to the FA Cup 3rd Round clash with Sheffield Wednesday.
Last night we paid a visit to Southport. Tonight, we're off to Macclesfield Town.
It's 18 months since the Silkmen lost their place in the Football League and while promotion from the Conference remains the priority, another cup run will provide a much-needed financial windfall.
Chris Hall reports:
A Cheshire businessman's paid £10,000 to play for Macclesfield Town.
James Gorfin spent a week as a professional footballer with the Conference League side, culminating in playing in a friendly game against Stoke City.
As he tells Paul Crone, it's an experience he'll never forget.
The future of Macclesfield Town FC has been secured due to a historic deal with Cheshire East Council.
The deal was sealed during an urgent meeting where Cabinet members voted unanimously in favour.
A cheque £285k was handed over to club representatives.
Macclesfield Town is the first senior club in England to become community owned, without first becoming insolvent.The deal means Cheshire East Council will acquire the freehold of the existing stadium and site so that the club can consolidate its debts.
The football club will remain at its current home until a new stadium is built in the future.
The funding will also enable the club to convert from a limited company to a community interest company in which members of the public will be offered the opportunity to buy shares making the club truly owned by the local community.
Macclesfield Chief Executive Jon Harris says he looks forward to filling the Moss Rose for the FA Cup fourth round.
The Silkmen could face Premier League Wigan, if the Latics can beat Bournemouth in a replay.
The goals and reaction from Macclesfield Town's 2-1 victory over Cardiff City in the FA Cup Third Round.
The non-league side booked their place in the Fourth Round draw for the first time in the club's history.