Solihull born Mitch Hancox is looking forward to the challenge of facing his hometown club but insists all sentiment will be put to the back of his mind when the game gets underway this weekend.
Hancox will go into the game full of confidence after netting a hat-trick in The Silkmen’s 4-1 win over Halifax on New Year’s Day.
Now, the Birmingham City youth graduate is looking ahead to the final few months of the season and knows a memorable season for the club could be just around the corner.
First though, is the visit of Solihull Moors to Moss Rose and Macclesfield will be looking to complete the double over their opponents after winning 1-0 at Damson Park in September. Scott Wilson netting the only goal of the game on that occasion.
Hancox, who is aware of the importance of the three points for both sides for different reasons, insists his full focus will be on Macclesfield’s quest for promotion, despite his personal affiliation to Solihull.
“Obviously, it’s my local team back home,” Hancox said.
“I want them to stay up and do well, but ultimately we want to beat them so three points will be the most important thing tomorrow.
“I know their manager – Mark Yates – and they’re picking up. They’ve won a few games recently, but they’ll come here to face a side full of confidence and in a strong position like us.
“We’ll certainly be looking to try and beat them and cement our own place at the top of the league.”
By Steven Dale.