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Match Preview: Port Vale v Macclesfield Town

27 April 2019

Macclesfield Town head over to Vale Park this afternoon, as we contest our last away game of this rollercoaster ride of the the season against John Askey's Valiants.

This is unquestionably our most crucial game since that glorious day down at Eastleigh last year - with the prize exactly the same, a place in the EFL.

Not so long ago we had been written off, but here we are knowing that victory could secure our cherished status. In terms of defiance, it would be a feat which would remain etched into the history books forevermore.

As such, there is sure to be a large and vociferous Silkmen following at Vale Park this afternoon and no matter what happens we will fight for everything we have together.

Speaking ahead of the game, Sol stated that whilst a vibrant and passionate atmosphere in the stands will undoubtedly help the lads the players must remain focused -

In terms of injury news, Nathan Cameron, Ben Stephens and James Pearson were all forced to miss the Easter Monday clash with Newport County - with the trio expected to be in a fitness race ahead of this afternoon's encounter.

The Valiants currently lie in twentieth position, having accumulated 48 points from their 44 games played and come into the game after a credible one-all draw with MK Dons on Monday.

Tom Conlon gave Vale the lead three minutes after the interval, yet David Wheeler equalised just four minutes later for Paul Tisdale's promotion-seeking Dons.

The Valiants have entertained their own fans on twenty-two occasions this season - winning seven of these, drawing three and losing twelve.

Last time out, John Askey's side suffered a 4 - 1 defeat at the hands of Stevenage.

John spoke to the press ahead of the game yesterday and stated -“

"We want to finish the season with two wins to go into the summer.

"Obviously we are pleased that we are safe, but we want to win the game and get to the fifty point mark.

"It's a massive game for them and hopefully they will stay up, but we want to win and the main thing is how we play in front of the home crowd. We want to finish off right and play some good football"


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