Tuesday nights loss at home to Port Vale in the Leasing.com Trophy provided plenty of food for thought for Silkmen Head Coach Daryl McMahon.
The Irishman saw his side take the lead before ultimately losing by three goals to two. Despite the defeat, he remained positive about his side’s ability whilst also stressing he wants Macc to work on some finishing touches.
“We need to win some games of football. We need to keep believing in what were doing. We’ve been competitive in every game that we’ve played in which is important.”
“Other than Swindon, there hasn’t been a side that we’ve come up against where I’ve thought that they are quite some distance ahead of us. A lot of it comes down to fine details, whether its defending or missing opportunities.”
“We need to rectify that as we progress and I’m sure that we will. We’ve got plenty of players that didn’t play tonight that will have a big impact on the team.”
Elsewhere on the night, upcoming opponents Colchester United conquered Champions League finalists Spurs on penalties in the Carabao Cup, but the result did not seem to faze McMahon as he offered his thoughts on the fixtures to come.
“Every game is tough in this league and that’s the truth, but they can beat Spurs on a Tuesday and then they may go and lose to us this Saturday. That’s the way that football is.”
“I think it’s important how we approach the game against Colchester, we’ve got to be at it this weekend. That is one thing that I cannot fault, our work ethic and togetherness has been superb so far, so I expect it to be the same on Saturday.”
“It’s imperative that we all stick together whether on the terraces or in the dressing room. The club has got to be together to move forward and I think Macc has made huge strides forward this season, especially in comparison to last season.”
“The side that the fans and everybody else has seen this season is one that is young, exciting and one that works hard and runs hard. I’m sure there will be enjoyable times ahead.”