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Match Preview: Cheltenham Town vs Macclesfield Town

22 October 2019

Following on from Saturday’s 1-0 victory away at Oldham Athletic, the Silkmen travel to Cheltenham Town this evening for our latest Sky Bet League Two encounter.

Having secured back to back wins for the first time under head coach Daryl McMahon with victories against Port Vale and Oldham respectively; Macc will be looking to push on as we try and make it three from three against the Robins.

We caught up with Daryl to get his thoughts ahead of the game:

"It will be a tough game.

"They are in great form and we go there in good spirits and are looking forward to the game."

The Silkmen are thought to have a clean bill of health going into the contest, the only absentee should be Jay Harris who serves a one match suspension.

Cheltenham come into the game on the back of a 2 - 1 away success against Walsall, with veteran striker Luke Varney netting a second half winner for his third goal of the season.

That result leaves the Robins in fifth place in the Sky Bet League Two standings, having accumulated 25 points from their opening 13 league matches.

Their last league defeat came at the end of August, a 1-0 defeat away at Crawley Town; so the Silkmen will have to show some of the fight and desire that we have in recent weeks if we are to thwart the in-form Robins.

Further, our hosts are yet to lose a match in all competitions at The Jonny-Rocks Stadium this campaign, winning five and drawing two ahead of this evening’s game.

Despite this, we are just five points behind Cheltenham, and we look forward to seeing you play your part as we look to continue our own good run of form by securing a positive result at Whaddon Road.

This is what Cheltenham assistant manager Russell Milton had to say ahead of the match:

"They are a good side Macclesfield. They're not the Macclesfield that were languishing near the bottom last year for long periods.

"It looks like they like to play. They've got a certain way of playing which is good.

"They've made a few changes in the summer and they are on a good run as well so I think it will be an entertaining game on Tuesday night.

"We're going to concentrate on ourselves largely but we're going to have to have half an eye on them as well."

You can browse our pre-match Away Day Blues feature, read more about our past visits to Whaddon Road and find details of how you can stream the game live by clicking on the relevant links.


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