Zak Jules has praised the Silkmen squad’s character, after Macc picked up a hard-earned point against top of the table Lincoln City on Saturday.
Going to the side at the top of the table in any league is a tough task but with Lincoln eight points clear at the top and Macc doing all they can to avoid relegation, the odds were stacked against the Silkmen.
Scott Wilson’s opener just before the half hour mark wasn’t in many people's script and despite Neil Eardley’s stunning equaliser a strong defensive performance earned Sol Campbell’s men a crucial point.
Zak Juleshas played a pivotal part in the backline for the side, helping Macc go three games unbeaten and he said the players are giving everything for the cause.
“It was a great result,” Jules said to Silkmen TV after the game.
“The lads came in and battled really well and we gave our all. We came in with positive intentions and I feel effectively we could’ve gone on and won the game, but their keeper has made a great save for Pearson’s volley but it’s a positive step in the right direction.
“It’s a point gained, we’ve just got to keep it going, we’re three unbeaten now and we’ve just got to keep the focus on ourselves and keep going.
“The lads have shown great character, I think there’s a real togetherness in the group. The players that have come in in January have settled well everyone’s together, everyone’s fighting for each other we know how important it is to keep this club in the football league and all the lads are going to give every single bit to make sure that happens.”
His words after the game were backed up by the relentless running the team made at Sincil Bank to keep the score level and Jules said that the players are fighting for each other.
“Everyone ran the hard yards, everyone put in a great shift and if they were going to score a goal, they would have had to work extremely hard for it.
“I think that’s all you can do as players, not give away cheap goals and work for each other and we’ve done that today.
Now attentions turn to the next two games at the Moss Rose. They are two huge fixtures that could see Macc rise out of the drop zone.
Despite two tough game, Jules has every belief that the team can carry on the unbeaten run.
“The next two games are huge. With every single team in this league it’s fine margins.
“I can’t stress enough how fine the margins are. If you came and saw the game today, I don’t think you’d be able to tell which team was fighting for what. That’s testament to us and we’ve just got to carry that on.
“We’ve got to go on now with the same desire and the same hunger and I can only see wins coming on in the near future.
“Everyone in this league is capable of beating anybody so I don’t like getting caught off guard.
“One team turns up who aren’t up for it then the other team will get the three points. And that’s something I’m not willing to do and I’m going to try my hardest to make sure those 10 players who step onto that pitch alongside me have the same attitude.”