Gil Prescott Pays Tribute To Danny Whitaker

Recently we asked you to pay your tribute to the Silkmen Legend that is Danny Whitaker, as we continue to work on a very special Testimonial Programme.

Today, former Macclesfield Town Manager Gil Prescott has taken to the Forum to add his voice to those who have already contributed to the thread.

Here is what Gil had to say –

I first saw a slim young man play for Macclesfield FA U18s one Tuesday night.

Within half an hour I was asking was he local, is his father here?

I spoke to his Dad and explained how much I rated his son and he agreed to let Danny join us.
I explained to Danny and his Dad that it would not be a quick into the team option, he needed to fill out and gain experience.

I knew then what Danny had, a football brain and an awareness you cant teach.

Danny Whitaker CW

Some 640+ games later with 113+ goals I think proves my point.

More important than the football, was the lovely human being Danny Whitaker was and still is, I would recommend any young players to follow his example, both in behaviour and humility.
Top player top drawer lad, I am so proud of Danny and his achievements and have even more joy he is back with my beloved Macc.

Best Wishes Danny.

Gil Prescott.

Gil Prescott. Former Macclesfield Town Manager

We would like to thank Gil for taking the time to post his message – like Danny, he will always be a Silkmen Legend himself.


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