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Yates : "Togetherness Is Massive"

4 August 2018

Ahead of Macclesfield Town’s long awaited return to League Two this afternoon, Mark Yates has called for togetherness from everyone involved with the club in what will be an exciting, but challenging campaign in the EFL. 

After expressing his delight from a positive pre-season with the squad, the Manager wants the club to unite behind our latest adventure. 

“I’ve talked about it to the Chairman and my staff and we’re not expecting that we are going to win every game” said Yates. 

“There’s going to be ups and downs and times where we need to stick together. 

“But they are a really good group who have taken really well to what we’ve asked of them. I think they can see how we, as staff, have been trying to improve them and I think they realise that we’ve got some good players in the squad. 

“It’s up to us to go and prove a point and we’ll give it a real shot in every game” 

The campaign begins with a trip to Swindon Town this afternoon - who could well be of one to the teams to beat this season as they look to secure their spot in the top seven come May. 

“They are going to set us problems for sure.” Yates admitted. 

“They get six or seven thousand there, so it’ll be a noisy atmosphere when they get behind the players and we’ll have to cope with that. 

“But we are not going to fear anyone this season. The players are going to be aware of their own strengths and we’ll try to pick out holes in all the other teams in this division. 

“We know we are in for a tough game but we are in for 46 of those, so this one will be no different.” 

However, after a six-year absence from the EFL, Saturday’s trip to Swindon Town will be a significant occasion for everyone involved with the club. 

“It’s a big day for a lot of people.” the Manager stated cheerfully.

“I’m really pleased for the Chairman and the board that they can come down and see their club in the Football League also equally pleased for the supporters. 

Hopefully they can turn up in their numbers, back the boys and roar us onto three points.”


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