Macclesfield Town assistant manager Steve Watson believes that when this new look Silkmen side gels together they’ll be a force to be reckoned with in the National League.
After yesterday’s 2-1 victory over AFC Fylde, the Silkmen made it four wins in five games. An impressive feat.
The starting line-up against Fylde contained eight faces that had signed in the summer, with four more on the bench. However, Watson feels the best is yet to come.
Speaking after the game to Macclesfield Town’s official YouTube channel Silkmen TV, Watson said “I’m really pleased with two wins in two games, it lifts us up the league and I’m happy with a lot of things.
"There are things we need to improve on, but when it all comes together the way we want it to, with this relatively new team that’s played only ten competitive games together, we’ll be a really tough side to play against.
“When the opposition start pressuring us, your first thought is to take a step back. But if you’re strong and you believe in yourself, you take a step forward and you stop them from getting the ball.
“With 15 minutes to go, we showed with the good players we have, that we can still create things. Now, once everything gels together, which we know it will, we’re going to be some side.
With the whole team gelling with every minute spent on the pitch, Watson also praised individual performances on the night.
“Scott Wilson worked his socks off, he led the line well and got his reward with two goals.
“I thought Ryan Lloyd was absolutely outstanding when he came on. I thought maybe he was the instigator for us, helping us put our foot back on the gas and get us going forward, he was strong, he knows how to play the game and he makes good decisions.
“Having people like him back, Pilkington back and Jared (Hodgkiss) back, it’s great news and puts further impotence on the competition for places and shows the lads in the team that they have to keep performing.”
Steve also shed light on some of the injuries that occurred in the match.
“I didn’t really see what happened to Scott to be honest, all I saw was Tyrone Marsh going on. Hopefully none of the injuries sustained are too serious.
“Gime Toure got a kick in the first half and Kieran Kennedy got a bit of a kick too and he was limping for most of the game, but as I say we’ve got a couple of days to get everything back together, assess and regroup.”
By Andrew Gate