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Opposition View: Leyton Orient (A)

7 February 2020

The Silkmen make the 189-mile trip to east London tomorrow, as we take on a Leyton Orient side who are unbeaten at home in 2020.

Both teams come into this match in inconsistent form, with Leyton Orient trying to ensure a third win in four matches and Macc trying to avoid a third successive defeat. 

Ross Embleton’s side were promoted from the National League last season and are having a mixed season, sitting in 18th position on 34 points. 

Whilst they have struggled for consistency in Sky Bet League Two, Orient have seen an upturn in form recently. They drew 1-1 with inform Northampton, whilst also claiming all three points against Newport County and Stevenage in recent weeks. 

A win would put Macc just three points behind The O’s, with a game in hand.  


Manager Comments: 

Ross Embleton spoke of his frustration, but also the promising signs on display after their recent defeat to Crewe. 

He said:

“Do we accept defeat? Never. Do we come out of here content with the fact that we’ve lost the game? One hundred per cent not.

"But, do we have to hang onto performance? Have we got to hang onto consistency?

"For me, in the last two-and-a-half games, I’ve seen a consistent level of performance that I feel if we continue to deliver we’ll start to pick up more results that we deserve. 

 “Does it make us feel any better that we haven’t got anything out of the game? No it doesn’t, but it’s about building consistency now.

"It’s about sticking to a plan where we start to create more chances, where we start to look more of a threat and keep driving those standards on.” 

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