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Match Preview: Macclesfield Town v Grimsby Town

10 August 2018

After six years, the EFL action finally returns to the Moss Rose tomorrow as Macclesfield Town welcome The Mariners of Grimsby Town.

The Silkmen will be encouraged by a spirited opening day performance away at Swindon, but Mark Yates’ side will be hoping to put points on the board in front of our loyal fans.

Grimsby will also be looking to bounce back after their disappointing 4-1 opening day defeat to the hands of Forest Green Rovers, leaving both teams with a point to prove tomorrow afternoon

So, here’s everything you need to know in the lead up to the match.

Team News 

Mark Yates managed to secure the serviced of Coventry City midfielder Peter Vincenti on transfer deadline day and the midfielder could make his debut for the Silkmen against The Mariners tomorrow in what would be his debut for the club.

With the exception of Elliott Durrell who continues to recover from a groin injury, The Silkmen have a fully fit squad to choose from going into the game.

Grimsby manager Michael Jolley won’t have Elliott Whitehouse or Harry Cardwell available to him. Whitehouse is expected to miss the majority of the season with a knee injury and Cardwell is yet to return to training after suffering a fascia plantar injury in pre-season.

One to Watch – Danny Collins 

Still going strong at 37, Collins brings a wealth of experience to the Mariners.

Mick McCarthy plucked him from the relative obscurity of Chester City in 2004 to bring him to Sunderland. He won the Championship twice with the Black Cats and followed that with another promotion with Tony Pulis at Stoke City.

He cost the Mackems just £140,000 – a real bargain and played Europa League football with the Potters and had a brief loan spell with West Ham when they won promotion in 2012.

Spells at Nottingham Forest and Rotherham United followed before he signed for Grimsby in 2016 and has been in the heart of their defence ever since.

Last Time Out: Macclesfield 2 Grimsby 1 – 28thMarch 2016

Last time the two teams met, they were plying their trade in the National League. 

Jack Sampson got the ball rolling at Moss Rose in the 26thminute when he steered home from a Danny Rowe cross. 

However, the Mariners hit back when Jon Nolan’s close-range finish found the back of the net early in the second-half. 

Reece Styche proved to be the hero for Macc, the forward latched onto Chris Holroyd’s long pass and tucked the ball past James McKeown to seal the three points.

Ticket News:

Seated Prices: 

Adult - £22.00

Over 65 - £17.00

Under 25 - £12.00

Under 18 - £6.00

Under 12 - £3.00

Standing Prices

Adult - £15.00

Over 65 - £12.00

Under 25 - £12.00

Under 18 - £6.00

Under 12 - £3.00

 By Andrew Gate 

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