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Daryl: "It Will Be A Tough Game"

23 November 2019

Macclesfield Town Head Coach Daryl McMahon is anticipating a tough game, as his team take on Salford City at The Peninsula Stadium this afternoon.

The Silkmen picked up a well-earned 0-0 draw against Mansfield Town last time out, and Daryl is looking forward to their next test when they travel to face the Lancashire-based outfit.

He said: “I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be a tough game. They’re a very good side.

“I have managed against Graham [Alexander] last year with Ebbsfleet. It’s a difficult place to go but I’m looking forward to it.”

With no mid-week match, Daryl has had a full week of training to prepare his squad for the game and he believes that it has been enjoyable.

“We’ve had a good training week. It’s been enjoyable on the training ground; working on some stuff for Saturday with a clear week which is always nice.”

The gaffer insists that he and his players are enjoying the season so far, but he wants to make sure they can back-up their good performances with positive results.

“We’re in a good place. We’re looking forward to the game. We’re enjoying the season so far.

“In terms of our performances; they have been good. I’m looking forward to backing up them with some more results.”

Salford have had a mixed start to the 2019/20 season. The Ammies sit in 12th position having won six and drew six of their first 18 Sky Bet League Two outings.

Daryl admitted that Alexander’s side have started the campaign ‘really well’ having been promoted to the football league for first-ever time last term.

“They’ve won back-to-back promotions. They’ve done really well. They’ve got some really good players.

“They’ve got some players that have played at his level already and above. So I think they’ve settled in quite easily really.”

The boss praised today’s opposition and believes they have quality all over the park, but he wants to ensure that his team perform the best they can.

“They’ve got good players all over the pitch really. The obvious one is [Adam] Rooney, who is a big, big goal-threat for them.

“They’ve got good wide players. [Richie] Towell as well – tricky, good on the ball. They’ve got talent all over the pitch really, and all in their squad.

“But for us, we’ve got to make sure we bring our A game and we perform the best we can.”

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