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Jamie: We Want To Make The Moss Rose A Fortress"

4 January 2019

Jamie Grimes says Macclesfield Town want to make Moss Rose a tough place to visit, after his side began their 2019 campaign off to an unbeaten start on home soil. 

Koby Arthur’s fourth goal in all competitions this season was enough to seal a point against a dangerous Tranmere Rovers side in the top half of the table. 

However, Grimes admitted that the team want to escape the relegation zone as soon as possible, starting with sealing results at home. 

“We always want to win our home games, the gaffer really emphasises that,” Grimes said to Silkmen TV. “We’ve been on a good run, but we want to make this place a fortress. 

“It’s nice to get a draw – we’d have liked the win – but we are building. It maybe two points dropped, but we will take the positives from it and we are only going to get better. 

“The fans were excellent on Saturday. They really got behind us and made the difference when we were starting to tire at the end.” 

One of Tranmere’s strongest assets is James Norwood, currently the league’s joint top goal scorer. However, defender Grimes was pleased with the way his side dealt with the visitors’ threats. 

“We did well, though we gave them a bit too much space for their goal,” the 28-year-old admitted. “To limit them to only one goal, from where we are in the table, was a good performance from the boys. 

“It was a game we needed to get something out of – to try and get some momentum building after the loss last week. 

“To look at the positives, we battled well against a very strong Tranmere side, and in the end, happy to come away with a point. 

The Silkmen will look to continue their unbeaten start on home turf this Saturday with the visit of Swindon Town, but Grimes wants three points rather than one, especially after their injury time heartbreak in Wiltshire last August. 

“I feel like we are owed one after the start of the season, it still grinds on me,” he continued. “We will be doing everything we can to win that game on Saturday.” 


By Matt Bates

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