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Mark: "We'll Always Be Hard To Beat"

20 February 2020

The Silkmen claimed a credible point at the Moss Rose on Tuesday night against promotion chasing Plymouth Argyle. 

The media caught up with Macclesfield Town Head Coach Mark Kennedy shortly after the full-time whistle to gain his thoughts on the result -

“I thought the lads were outstanding in every aspect

“We all want to win games, but we need to be rational and realistic sometimes and Plymouth had a huge amount of possession in the second half. So, they’ll walk away thinking they deserve something, but I’ll look at how many times we worked the keeper and take the positives away from that.

“I know we’ll always be hard to beat but the big plus is that in the last two games we started to work the opposition which is really important.”

Macc conceded a penalty in the second half, Plymouths Antoni Sarcevic knocked in the initially saved spot-kick by stopper Jonathan Mitchell.

“The negative is that we all want the clean sheet at the end of the game.

“We know that Plymouth play good football and I love their style of play, its brilliant. But if you give us the opportunity to pressure, we’ll do that."

New loan signing Shilow Tracey scored his first goal for the Silkmen in the game, we asked Mark about Shilow’ performance –

“I’m really pleased for Shilow he worked really hard, I pecked Tottenham’s head off to get him. He can’t develop and progress without the rest of the team and that goes for all of our squad.

“He got substituted for Fitzpatrick because he’s just not ready for 90 minutes at the moment.

"I’ve coached at under 23s level and I believe it’s fantastic, but it’s nothing compared to men’s football. Listen I could play under 23’s football and I’m 43 years old!”

“For us to be successful this year everybody has to play a role.”

“I’ve been substituted plenty of times in my career and it’s important for the players to reflect on why and how they can improve.” 

Macclesfield’s next time out in the league will be against promotion hopefuls Crewe Alexandra in a Cheshire derby, we asked Mark on his thoughts on the upcoming fixture –

“Well I don’t know how this has happened but the first 10 to 12 games of my career here at Macclesfield eight of them have been against the teams in the top seven! But it’s a great game and a local derby, we’ll bring plenty of supporters there and thankfully it’s a close one for our fans to travel.

"It’s going to be a cracking game of football!

"I have to say a massive thank you to our fans, they continue to get behind us and support us. We’re really aware and thankful for of that.


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