The Silkmen make the short journey north to Greater Manchester this afternoon, as we prepare face last season’s National League play-off winners Salford City at the Peninsula Stadium.
Our last match, a 0-0 draw at home to Mansfield Town, saw us end a run of four straight defeats in all competitions and we will be looking to take momentum from last weekend’s performance into this afternoon’s game against The Ammies.
Silkmen TV caught up with Daryl to get his thoughts ahead of the game:
Salford come into the game three points and three league places ahead of Macc, although they have played a game more, having picked up 24 points from their opening 18 fixtures.
The Ammies have also lost their last two in all competitions with a 3-2 home defeat at the hands of league leaders Swindon Town followed by a heavy 4-1 defeat to Burton Albion in their F.A Cup first round replay.
The match looks set to be a tightly contested affair if is recent league form is anything to go by; with both Salford and Macc having won twice, lost twice and drawn once in the last five matchdays.
Due to our superior goal difference, victory would see us overtake The Ammies in the Sky Bet League Two standings.
We hope to be able to count on your tremendous support once more to tip the balance in our favour come 3:00pm this afternoon.
Opposition manager Graham Alexander had this to say ahead of the match:
“I think when you come off the back of a defeat you want to get out back on the pitch as quickly as possible and I know the players are itching to do that so we’re looking forward to the game.
“It’s back at home, back to league action, our league form has been pretty good the last couple of months so it’s an important game for us, we want to put on a performance and hopefully win the game.
“The way the players were today on the training pitch they looked really positive about the weekend. “
You can read our away day guide for everything you need to know ahead of travelling to the Peninsula Stadium.
Or why not take a trip down memory lane and read about former Macc and current Salford midfielder Danny Whitehead in our Club Connections feature?