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Match Preview: Cambridge United vs Macclesfield Town

5 October 2019

Macclesfield Town travel to Cambridge United this afternoon as we face the U’s in Sky Bet League Two action.

The Silkmen visit the Abbey Stadium on the back of a 1-1 home draw against Colchester United last weekend in a match in which Macc were unfortunate to not take all three points.

This is what assistant Steve Gritt had to say ahead of the match:

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As for our opposition, Cambridge come into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw away at Stevenage, with a late Sam Smith goal rescuing a point for the U’s.

They fell to defeat in their last game at the Abbey Stadium, a 1-0 loss to Swindon Town, and Macc will be hoping for a similar outcome this afternoon.

With a record of four wins, three draws and three defeats this season, our hosts have enjoyed a solid start to the season and find themselves in 11th place in the Sky Bet League Two standings, two points and six places above the Silkmen.

Despite their solid start to the season, Cambridge have only won at the Abbey Stadium once so far this campaign, and Macc will be looking to extend that run this afternoon.

This is what Cambridge manager Colin Calderwood had to say ahead of the game:

“They have gone beyond the problem of the manager leaving and the new manager coming in.

“They have had some good results and they are certainly, with our home form, we have got to show the upmost respect and approach this game in a real professional way.

“It is also an opportunity for us to get started at home and try and win. Whether it’s Macclesfield, Mansfield or Swindon, we have got to try and win these matches home and away.”

Ticket information for the game can be found here.

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