Match Preview – Macclesfield Town v Tranmere Rovers

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Tue 21 Nov 2017

Macclesfield Town face Tranmere Rovers tonight knowing that a victory could send them top of the National League table. The Silkmen currently lie fourth in a tight promotion race that with four teams separated by just one point. Here is everything you need to know about the game at Moss Rose.

Team news:

John Askey will hope to have striker Tyrone Marsh available after he missed Saturday’s game with Boreham Wood through injury.

The manager may also look to freshen up his starting XI, as he has one eye on the long trip to Maidenhead on Saturday.

Last time out - Tranmere 0-1 Macclesfield – 18.3.17

A man who could be lining up for the opposition this evening, Ollie Norburn, was the difference as Macclesfield Town progressed into the FA Trophy final.

After a 1-1 draw between the two sides at Moss Rose in the first leg, nerves were visibly high and both teams entered the halftime break with the score still poised at 0-0. The deadlock, however, was eventually broken when the midfielder brilliantly beat Steve McNulty to a long ball and smashed the ball home past Rovers keeper Liam Davies.

The visitors then kept the expectant hosts at bay before the long-awaited final whistle signaled a Wembley appearance for Macclesfield.

One to watch: James Norwood

A forward with a more than respectable goal record, Norwood has already netted six times in the National League this season.

He joined Rovers from Forest Green Rovers in the summer of 2015 and, from then on, has been an ever-present in a side that reached the playoff final last season.

He is averaging a goal every three games so far in the 2017/18 season and the Macclesfield defenders will be more than wary of the threat he may cause.

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By Steven Dale.

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