Macclesfield Town boss John Askey says that his attention has already moved onto the next game and his side’s pre-match preparation will not be affected by a first defeat of the season.
Askey’s side defended well against their big-spending opponents for almost 80 minutes at Sutton, before a strong late showing by the home side saw them leave the game with all three points.
Speaking to Silkmen TV, the manager admitted that his preparation remains the same, whatever the result in the last match.
“As we always say – when you win or lose, you’ve got to treat it the same,” he said.
“It’s all about the next game, really. We’re looking forward to Gateshead now and hopefully we’ll come away from there with a positive result.”
Askey, whose side played their fourth league game in just 10 days on Tuesday, also went on to say that he believed it was a rare low point in what is to be a long season.
“It’s a tough place to go and it’s our first loss, so we’ve just got to pick ourselves up now.
“It’s a long season. Every side has blips at some point so I hope that was one of them occasions.
“There’s no easy games in this league, but the main thing is that we’re competing. If we keep hanging in there, we’ll win more games than we’ll lose.”
By Steven Dale.