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Match Preview: Macclesfield Town v Newport County

22 April 2019

Macclesfield Town face Newport County in our penultimate home game of the season this afternoon, in what will prove to be another crucial Sky Bet League Two encounter in our quest for safety.

The Silkmen currently lie just two points above the drop zone, yet victory today could well prove to be vital as the season ebbs towards a dramatic finale.

Speaking ahead of the game, Sol Campbell had stressed the importance of character and also the fact that we must keep fighting until the job is done -

James Pearson and Nathan Cameron both face late fitness tests ahead of the clash, with Rhys Taylor being the only long-term absentee.

Our visitors currently lie in eleventh position in the League Two table, having accumulated 63 points from their 42 games played. They are currently three points off the play-off places with a game in hand and will undoubtedly prove to be tough opposition this afternoon.

They have won six of the twenty-one games away from Rodney Parade so far and this includes victories at Yeovil Town and Cambridge United in their last two outings.

The Exiles have drawn thirteen games away from home so far this season and have been defeated on twelve occasions.

They come into the game on the back of a 3 - 1 home victory over Bury and after the game, Michael Flynn stated the following -

"Four games to go, over the moon with this result, but we have to push on now and get a result against Macclesfield Town on Monday. 

“We’ll do our homework now on Macclesfield and we’ll see what the best way is which we think we can beat them.

“It’ll be good to see Sol Campbell. He’s done a very good job since taking charge.”


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