Sol Campbell called for the Silkmen faithful to bring their full support this afternoon, as his side return home to embark on another crucial 90 minutes towards their survival mission.
Macclesfield Town welcome Milton Keynes Dons, who have won four on the bounce. However, the Manager assures his players are up for the challenge.
The Silkmen have lost just once at home since November, and this afternoon, Sol wants the fans to turn Moss Rose into a fortress once again.
“We need you guys. This is the time when you find out who you’ve got around you,” explained Sol. “As a family, as a football club, we will be fighting to the bitter end.
“When I was a player, these were the games I relished, and hopefully the guys think the same. The main things are desire, character, and being brave on the ball.”
“We’ll definitely need the home crowd in these next two games, and we’ll work our socks off on every inch of the pitch so keep roaring us on.”
As well the fans, Sol highlighted the importance of preparation ahead of this crunch fixture.
“We’ve got to look at all aspects and we’ve got to make sure that everybody is in the right condition to play a football game at the highest level possible,” said the manager. “We need to prepare game by game and put in top performances.
“They’ve got a great side from the goalkeeper up to the front, and they retain the ball very well. They can mix up their passing, so we can’t let them have any time on the ball.
“We have got to make sure everyone is rested, well-drilled, and up for the challenge which is definitely ahead, so we can get into their faces and play our game at our pace.”
Sol eluded to a couple of changes ahead of the MK clash, as the Silkmen try to find that elusive winning formula.
“We are looking pretty good,” admitted Sol. “A lot of the players have come back, so some will probably be rested because there has been a lot of games. I’m starting to shift with the team a little, but we should be in good stead.
“It’s about fine-tuning to make sure everybody is fit, mentally fresh and raring to go. I’m looking at all aspects, so when players are required to play, they are ready.
“It’s always going to be difficult against MK Dons, they are a top side and they’ve got some great players, but we have to match them.And that’s what we’ll do.”
By Matt Bates