With the international break in full swing, Saturday is also annual designated ‘Non-League day’, as fans all around the country are encouraged to support their closest non-league club.
Macclesfield host Ebbsfleet United tomorrow as the Silkmen bid to stretch their winning run to four games. However, it will be a tough test against an Ebbsfleet side that have only lost one game all season.
Assistant manager Steve Watson has been speaking to mtfc.co.uk about the importance of the Silkmen faithful and has encouraged fans to get down to Moss Rose this Saturday and support the team as they bid to stay at the top of the National League.
“It’s always important that the fans get behind the team. You can never put a price or value on how important the fans are and they can be the twelth man and they can be a difference maker at times.
“There are no games this weekend in the top two divisions and England aren’t playing. We’ve got a huge catchment area and with it being non-league day it’s a great chance to come and support your local team or your nearest professional team outside of the big cities.
“It’s a fantastic chance for them to get behind us and they couldn’t pick a better time to come and watch us.”
Macclesfield go into non-league day in good shape and good form with John Askey’s side sitting top of the pile one point clear of second place Dover Athletic.
However, Watson and the squad are keeping their feet firmly on the ground.
“It’s important to put the fact we’re top of the league to the back of our minds. It’s very early in the season. It’s nice to look at the league and see that we’re top but we know how much hard work needs to be done.
“Nobody’s getting above themselves. It’s a game we need to win and we’ve got three really tough games coming up in the league this month and a really tough cup game on top of that so we know how hard it’ll be."
By Andrew Gate