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Match Preview: Macclesfield Town vs Newport County

17 September 2019

Macclesfield Town return to the Moss Rose this evening to face Newport County in the Sky Bet League Two as we contest the inaugural ‘Unsponsored Derby’.

After Saturday’s disappointing result away at Swindon Town, we will be looking for a response this evening against The Exiles.

Daryl looked ahead to this evenings match on Saturday and was eager to look to tonight as an opportunity to bounce back in front of our fans.

"For us as a club we need to know where we stand.

"I think that with the dramatic end to last season combined with our promising start this campaign, people can get a little bit carried away with their expectations.

“There is going to be ups and downs, but we have to get through them. We will react positively, there is no doubt about it.

“We can’t dwell on it; we have to see what we can improve, and we move on to Newport.”


We hope to see many of you at a slightly different looking Moss Rose this evening to cheer the team on to a positive result against Newport.

As for our visitors, they come into the match on the back of a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Northampton Town.

This, however, is their only league defeat in what has been a strong start to the season for The Exiles, seeing them occupy fourth place in the Sky Bet League Two standings.

This is what opposition goalkeeper Tom King had to say ahead of the match:

“They’re a good team and they’ll be looking for a reaction after they got beat at the weekend as well.

“We’re ready for a fast start and we know we might have to weather a bit of a storm before looking to impose ourselves on the game and hopefully coming back with three points.”

You can read about Newport’s previous visits to the Moss Rose, or about players who have represented both clubs, by clicking the relevant links.

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