Goalkeeper Sam Ramsbottom admitted that he was delighted with the way his Macclesfield debut went on Saturday, despite the unfortunate circumstances behind it.
An injury to Shwan Jalal after just 18 minutes of the 1-0 win over Leyton Orient saw Ramsbottom introduced for the first time in a Silkmen shirt.
It turned out to be a debut to remember for the 21-year-old. He produced a number of key saves helping the Silkmen to a third clean sheet on the spin.
In-form Scott Wilson netted the only goal of the game at the other end in first half stoppage time. A sixth of the season for the former Eastleigh man, extending the sides recent winning run to six in a row.
Afterwards, Ramsbottom admitted he was ‘very happy’ with his performance on debut.
“It was a good weekend for me. I was happy with my performance and it was my first one in the National League so I was happy to come on and contribute to a clean sheet for the lads.
“Obviously, to make my debut in those circumstances isn’t idea with the way Shwan went off, but, it’s what being on the bench is all about. You need to make sure you’re ready to come on in case something like that happens, so, to do it was great for me.
“If I’m needed Tuesday night then I’ll take the same approach. I don’t know what is happening with Shwan yet, but I’m ready to step in if needed.”
As previously mentioned, the win at Orient was Macclesfield’s sixth win on the bounce. They also extended their lead at the top of the league to three points ahead of the trip to Dagenham tonight.
“I know the team will carry on in the same way,” Ramsbottom said on the matter. “Hopefully we’ll build on this great run that we’re on. The next win keeps us top of the table and that’s the way we’re treating it.
“We haven’t lost since I’ve been here yet and we’ve got great momentum, so, hopefully we can carry the run on.
“All of us can’t wait for the next game. We’re all confident it will be a good one.”
By Steven Dale.