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Match Preview: Forest Green Rovers v Macclesfield Town

13 April 2019

Macclesfield Town make the trip down to Gloucestershire this afternoon, as we take our five game unbeaten record down to Forest Green Rovers.

After securing an inspiring 3 - 2 victory over Exeter City last Tuesday evening, Sol Campbell's men face the play-off chasing outfit knowing that another three point haul could prove to be crucial as we enter the last five games of the season.

There is no doubt that ascending out of the relegation zone has seen a tangible injection of optimism infiltrate throughout the club and we join with our loyal supporters once again, knowing that each and every one of us will give absolutely everything both on and off the pitch.

Despite our ascension, Sol was keen to state that the job is far from done when we caught up with him yesterday -

In terms of injury news, Rhys Taylor remains sidelined as he continues to recover from a hip injury and James Pearson will face a late fitness test after being withdrawn on Tuesday night.

Forest Green currently reside in sixth place in the Sky Bet League Two table, having accumulated 64 points from their 41 games played.

They have entertained their own fans on twenty previous occasions this term and have amassed 26 points from these courtesy of 6 wins and 8 draws.

Mark Cooper's men have won on just one occasion during their last six home ties - a 3 - 0 victory against Yeovil Town back on 16th February and there is no doubt that they will be wanting to get their promotion bid back on track this afternoon.

Speaking ahead of the game, the former Silkmen midfielder stated -

“Exeter could have been out of sight in the first half and then Macclesfield had a right go in the second half at them and got the ball up to the massive centre-forward Harry Smith as quick as they could, and they played off him and caused Exeter some problems.

“They’re a team at the bottom of the league that are fighting for they lives. They’ve had a tough season, but they have managed to get their heads above it at the right time with a chance to stay up.

“We’re in a good place with injuries. Paul Digby has an ongoing ankle problem which was sore when he came off last Saturday but we’re more or less in full health.”


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