Jalal On Momentum

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Fri 01 Sep 2017

Goalkeeper Shwan Jalal says it is important for Macclesfield Town to continue the form they showed over the Bank Holiday weekend in the upcoming games.

Jalal, who only rejoined the Silkmen in the summer from National League rivals Wrexham, has featured in five of the clubs seven games in the opening month of the season.

Although he missed the games against Sutton and Gateshead through injury, his return to the starting line-up in the 1-0 win over Dover last weekend was a big boost to everyone.

Now, having started the last two games, he admits that it’s important that the momentum from the back-to-back wins continues.

“Watto and the gaffer laid down the challenge before the Dover game on Friday,” Jalal said. "They asked why we couldn’t go on a run?

“We’ve done the first part of that by winning the last two games and we need to carry that on. We want to win three, four, five and it eventually becomes a habit.

“I thought the boys were fantastic at Chester on Monday and we could have scored a lot more in that game.

“We need to approach the upcoming games with the same, positive, attitude and try and replicate the performance.

The goalkeeper also told Silkmen TV that the competition for places, in the squad this season, is a positive scenario going forward.

“You can see the competition for places is strong all over the squad now.

“You’ve got Tyrone Marsh and Scotty Wilson in the forward positions, Elliot (Durrell) coming back and Kieran (Kennedy) has done really well in place of George Pilkington.

“All these players you can go through that can do a really good job for us and it’s a positive situation for any squad to be in.

“It’s great that the manager has a selection headache on his hands every week.”

By Steven Dale.

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