The Silkmen return to Sky Bet League Two action later today, as we welcome Grimsby Town to the Moss Rose for our Sky Bet League Two Boxing Day fixture.
The Mariners visit the Moss Rose two places and three points ahead of us in the Sky Bet League Two standings, although our superior goal difference would see us overtake the Blundell Park side with a victory.
Macc face a Grimsby side on a 13 match winless run in all competitions, a period stretching back to the end of September.
The Silkmen, however, come into the game on a four-game draw streak; including away stalemates at Salford and Walsall alongside home draws against Mansfield Town and promotion hopefuls Bradford City.
Last Time Out
The Mariners are a side we have gotten to know well this season, having faced them twice already this campaign in all competitions; although both clashes so far have taken place away at Blundell Park.
A 5-4 penalty shootout defeat ended our Carabao Cup campaign at the second round stage before a narrow 1-0 league defeat followed just 11 days later.
Daryl and the team will no doubt relish the prospect of avenging these defeats come Thursday afternoon.
Ones to Watch
James Hanson has been Grimsby’s star player so far this campaign, netting five goals and adding four assists in all competitions so far this season.
Ethan Robson is another dangerman for the Blundell Park side; his goal condemned us to defeat at Blundell Park in September.
That strike helped the Sunderland loanee scoop the PFA Fans Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month award for September.
We look forward to welcoming you all back to the Moss Rose and would like to thank you for your continued support at this time.