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Match Preview: Macclesfield Town vs Plymouth Argyle

18 February 2020

The Silkmen return to the Moss Rose this evening to face another of the league’s form sides in Plymouth Argyle.

The Pilgrims will be looking for their third consecutive league victory, but Mark Kennedy’s side will take confidence from Saturday’s second half performance and will be out to prove a point this evening.

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Plymouth recorded a narrow 2-1 victory against fellow promotion hopefuls Crewe on Saturday, although the Pilgrims have struggled for consistency away from home this month.

An injury time winner away at Salford followed a 3-0 humbling away at Colchester United the game before; and we will be looking towards our home record once more as we look to thwart Argyle.

The Silkmen, meanwhile, have struggled for points in recent times; although our second half performance against a strong Exeter side proved we can compete against the league’s top sides at Moss Rose.

Ones to Watch

Antoni Sarcevic has been a revelation for Plymouth this campaign, scoring seven goals and adding a further six assists in his 26 league outings.

Former Bury wide man and Sheffield United academy graduate Callum McFadzean has also impressed for Argyle this season, with three goals and as many assists in just 20 league appearances this season.

Academy prospect Luke Jephcott has started to break into the team in recent times, and four goals in just six appearances makes him a player the Macc backline will be looking to keep under wraps this evening.

View from The Dugouts

Silkmen Head Coach Mark Kennedy had this to say when looking forward to tonight’s game after the Exeter match on Saturday:

“All we can do is to continue working, practising and praising the players.

“All I can do as a coach is to keep on saying to the players what we need to do better and it is what I’ve done since I’ve become the coach here.”

Meanwhile, Plymouth manager Ryan Lowe spoke highly of his team after their narrow victory over Crewe:

“I can’t praise our lads [highly enough] again for their commitment and the attitude,” he said.

“From going a goal behind, the character of the boys to keep going and to rally on. To take three points off a very good team like Crewe was pleasing.”

You can find links to more of our pre-match offering below:

The Complete History Of Plymouth's Trips To The Moss Rose

Match Officials

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