Several members of last season’s squad, which narrowly missed out on the play-offs, have re-signed for next season.
Now Askey has brought defender Curtis Haynes-Brown to the Moss Rose.
The 26-year-old, who tends to play at centre-half but can also play at left-back, has Football League experience having featured for Yeovil and AFC Wimbledon.
The former Colchester trainee also spent the second half of the 2012/13 season playing in non-league’s top flight with Cambridge United so feels he has plenty to offer as Macc aim to challenge for a return to the Football League next term.
“I’ve played in the Conference for Cambridge so I know what it takes to play in this league,” he said. “It’s just knowing the types of players and types of teams we will come up against.”
After being released by Cambridge in the summer of 2013, Haynes-Brown rejoined Lowestoft Town and helped them win promotion from step three before they finished 16th in last term’s Conference North.
Haynes-Brown then turned down a new deal with Lowestoft to step up another level and join Macc having previously trained with Askey and the Silkmen.
“When I first trained with the club I told him that I’d love to work with him and the regime that they had in place,” Haynes-Brown said of the Macc boss.
“When I was away from the club all I wanted to do was play for John Askey, so to actually get the chance to see what he is about now is great. The sooner the better.
“I just take one step at a time,” he added. “I’ve got to get myself back up to full-time fitness again, which I have been doing off-season.
“Once I’m there I’ll be ready for the season and we will be going with a bang.”