Macclesfield Town boss Daryl McMahon is looking forward to this afternoon’s game, as his side make the trip to face struggling Carlisle United at Brunton Park.
After last weekend’s postponement, The Silkmen will be looking to bounce back from the 3 - 0 defeat at Cheltenham which ended our four-match unbeaten run in Sky Bet League Two.
Speaking about his initial thoughts ahead of the game, Daryl said:
“Yeah I’m looking forward to it. Looking forward to getting back out on a Saturday and playing a game. Carlisle had a good result against Leyton Orient – drawing 1-1.
“They had a good second-half in particular when they changed shape to a back four and we’re looking forward to the game now.”
Due to our postponed fixture against Bradford, we have had to wait ten days for our next outing, and Daryl is hoping that a hard week of training has helped the players.
“I think we’ve had a really good week to be honest. I think with no game Saturday, we had a hard couple of days Monday and Tuesday.
“In particular physically which I think some of the players needed. We have done a lot of stuff out of possession just to recap what we did earlier on in the season.
“A couple of tactical days, probably today and yesterday, and now we’re ready for Saturday.”
He added: “It’s all about Saturday isn’t it. Training’s great. Everyone enjoys training, but at 3 o’clock on a Saturday; that’s what it’s all about.”
Carlisle have had a mixed start to the 2019/20 season. The Blues, who picked up a valuable point at Leyton Orient last time out and sit in 20th position, five points above the relegation zone.
Despite The Cumbrians’ poor run of form, Daryl believes that anyone can beat anyone in this division.
“They’ve got some very good players. I think we’ve seen in this league across the season that everyone beats everyone.
“I think everybody can beat everyone else so we know every team is tough, and I’m sure they’ll be wary of us as well.”
The Gaffer has outlined the threats that this weekend’s hosts possess, but he insists that his side will be focusing on themselves.
“Their front-boys are very good. They’ve got some good pace. [Harry] McKirdy is a good player. They’ve good some good pace in midfield as well.
“But we’ve got to worry about ourselves again. We go into the game with confidence with and we’ll be looking to express ourselves.”