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Sol: "All We Can Do Is Keep Winning Games"

21 January 2019

Saturday’s 2 - 1 victory over Oldham Athletic didn’t just mean that Macc gained another three points in our survival fight, but also meant that The Silkmen secured back to back wins in the league and also Manager Sol Campbell’s fifth win since taking at the helm at the Moss Rose.

However, the former Arsenal and England doesn’t want to stop there.

Harry Smith and Scott Wilson's goals secured all three points on the day, but Campbell wasn’t happy with the slow start Macc made and despite saying it was a great win, he admits that Macc need to be more ruthless and pick the right pass to kill teams off.

“I think for us we started really sloppily.” 

“Oldham are a great side and we were gambling early on and I wasn’t happy with that. They got in on goal a few times because we were gambling at the back and not doing our jobs. I was really disappointed with that.

“We were really caught cold with the penalty, whether it was a penalty I don’t know but it was a very slow start for us. It was tough to take so its early in the game but on the flip side of that it’s so early in the game so you can respond.

“After the goal we started playing. It was a difficult game because we didn’t quite get our rhythm together and I was really disappointed with that. There were spaces to play football yet we weren’t picking the pass.

“But when we did connect, we got our rhythm back, and got to their backline. I’m really trying to get what we do in training onto the pitch so we can really respond and believe in the philosophy which are trying to create.

“I was disappointed with a lot of things in the first half but thank god Harry scored that great goal to get us back into the game on the stroke of half-time.”

“Wins help us. We need mental strength now until the end of the season but for me it’s picking the right pass, so then we can have the game sewn up instead of fighting for the last five minutes. It was a great game to win, don’t get me wrong, but there was a lot of things in there I wasn’t happy with.

The Manager has previously alluded to the fact that every game is a cup final in the season from now on and his stance hasn’t changed on that.

On the day he took the job, Macc were bottom of the league and eight points from safety, but the team are now just one point away from 23rd spot which guarantees our EFL status come May.

However, Campbell isn’t taking anything for granted and says Macc can’t be complacent despite the good work.

“All we can do is keep on winning our games and there’s enough of them left in the season to get out of it. We’ve got to focus on momentum and not start like we did today though.

“It’s still not over, even if we get out of the relegation zone. We’ve got to keep it going and keep getting the points. We could get out of it for two seconds, but then if we take our feet of the gas then we’re back in there.

“So, for me it’s all about making sure we cover all bases The fight's not over - wins like today help, but we’ve got a long way to go and we’ve got to keep it going.


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