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Match Preview: Northampton Town v Macclesfield Town

19 April 2019

Macclesfield Town head down to Northampton this afternoon, as we contest our latest crucial Sky Bet League Tow fixture against The Cobblers.

Sol Campbell will be hoping for a reaction to last weekend's defeat at Forest Green Rovers and there is no doubt that we will be giving our all to secure three vital points.

With just four games of this rollercoaster ride of a season to go, we need each and every one of our loyal fans to really get behind the lads as we near the finish line. There is no doubt that your support can play a tangible part in how our story ends and we head down the M6 ready to fight together with everything that we have.

Speaking ahead of the game, here are Sol's pre-match thoughts -

Northampton currently reside in fifteenth place in the Sky Bet League Two table, having accumulated 54 points from their 42 games played.

Despite having early flirtations with the drop zone, The Cobblers have been notoriously difficult to beat on home soil and have had their colours lowered on just four occasions at Sixfields this season.

Lincoln City, Cheltenham Town Colchester United and most recently, Port Vale have all claimed maximum points whilst visiting Keith Curle's side - yet they have claimed 29 points from 21 home encounters this season.

Our hosts come into the game on the back of a credible one-all draw against promotion-chasing Mansfield Town last Saturday. The Stags opened the scoring in bizarre style on 11 minutes, as Mal Benning scored direct from a corner - yet parity was to be restored on 69 minutes when Sam Foley perfectly connected with a Scott Pollock corner to head home the equaliser.

Speaking ahead of the game, Cobblers Manager Curle stated -

“Macclesfield are fighting for their lives and we have a duty to put in our best possible performance.

“We need to be professional, our approach towards the Mansfield game was very pleasing, there has been a good focus about the group and we gave a very good team a real test.

“Mentally we need to be right, Macclesfield like to press and they will be on the front foot.

“I’m sure Sol Campbell will be enjoying the challenges that he is facing, some of which he probably won’t have come up against in his professional career before but that’s management.

“They have got a good mentality about them and they will give everything they’ve got. They got a point at Lincoln recently and beat Exeter so that tells you all you need to know, it will be a tough afternoon.”

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