Goalkeeper Shwan Jalal paid credit to the teams second half performance in the wake of the 3-0 victory over Crewe on Tuesday night.
The goalkeeper was substituted mid-way through the second half of a game that was the perfect response to the Stockport County game just four days before.
Previously a Silkmen player in the 2015/16 season, Jalal made a return to the club earlier in the summer after spending a season at National League rivals, and opening day opponents, Wrexham.
Speaking exclusively to Silkmen TV, Jalal admitted that he was really impressed by the second half showing.
“I thought the boys gave a great account of themselves,” he said.
“Maybe we played a little too deep first half but in the second we were on the front foot a lot more and pressured them higher up the pitch; I think that’s where we got all our joy from. Credit to the boys, all the subs gave a great account of themselves and it was good to bounce back from Saturday in the manner that we did.
“Obviously that kind of results happens sometimes in pre-season, but I think we really learned our lessons.
“Pre-season doesn’t mean anything, in terms of competition, but we’ve got to look after ourselves and I think there are some really good signs coming into the start of the season.
“We’ve got to keep working hard, we’ve got eleven days before the big kick off, so, we need to keep working hard on the training pitch.
“We’re all looking to Wrexham at the Racecourse ground.”
By Steven Dale.