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Daryl: "It Will Be Another Tough Test"

28 September 2019

Macclesfield Town Head Coach Daryl McMahon says he expects an open game between two attacking sides, as the Silkmen welcome Carabao Cup giant-killers Colchester United to the Moss Rose.

“Yeah I’m looking forward to it, it will be another tough test I’m sure.

"They’ve had a great week Colchester, I’m looking forward to seeing them.”

Despite an unbelievable performance to knock Tottenham Hotspur out of the cup on Tuesday night, McMahon admits that Colchester will be on a high anyway thanks to their league form.

“They’re going to be high anyway, they’ve had two great results in the Carabao Cup, beating Palace as well.

“I’m sure they’ll come here in confidence on the good run they are in.

"They’ve just beaten Leyton Orient and Swindon as well - they’re a very, very good side with some good players.”

“I think it will be quite open, they’re a very attacking team and we like to attack as we so I’m sure it will be an open game.”

The Silkmen are without a win in their last six fixtures, yet McMahon admits it is slightly unjustified in terms of the way his side have been playing.

“We’ll keep trying to play well like we have been, I think we’ve been putting in some really good performances and not been getting the results we deserve.

"We’ll keep working hard and trying to improve.

“I think the performances show where we’re going to go and where we want to go - we’ve got to build on that which we will.”

The boss admits that a break on Tuesday night will be welcomed with open arms.

“Yeah, it’s been a tough run the last five or six weeks, we’ve had a lot of games and a lot of minutes for the players so it will be nice to have a Tuesday night off.”

McMahon gives an injury update ahead of Saturday afternoon.

“We’ve got three or four injuries from Tuesday night which we will assess tonight, other than that we’re okay.”

As always, the gaffer is adamant the fans will be in full voice for this one.

"I’m sure they will be, they have been so far, they’ve been terrific and we will need them again tomorrow I’m sure."

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