With Saturday’s 2-0 victory still fresh in the minds of the players and coaching staff, all eyes will now turn to tonight’s match away to Guiseley. SilkmenTV caught up with Watson to discuss building on the weekend’s success.
“Saturday has gone now and we have got to take all the positives out of, try and keep them going and if possible improve on the things we didn’t do so well. It is quite a quick turnaround, there’s a few players that worked their socks off on Saturday and we will see how they are and makes sure there aren’t any niggles.
“Myself and John have had a look at the Guiseley footage and it’s a different challenge again so it’s a new day. It is going to be a tough game and as we all know in this league you cannot treat any team differently and will be taking Guiseley just as seriously as we took Aldershot.
“We can only take one game at a time, we have played two games well in the past and then taken a sideways step so this is definitely the time where we need to press forward and be ruthless and be straight in the game tonight. “
With such a competitive squad, the Silkmen are in a good position with managerial headaches all over the pitch as the players push for a starting berth.
“Without tempting fate, the boys that haven’t been playing are very, very good players and would get into most teams in this league. We may decide to freshen things up and get fresh legs on because we know the players coming in will not make the team any weaker.”
Tuesday’s game may hold extra significance for the Silkmen with Danny Whitaker just one appearance off of 400. Watson was keen to praise his attitude and impact on the side:
“He is an ideal pro. He trains hard every day and it’s great to have someone like Danny around, alongside Pilks just to be examples to younger players of how they look after themselves and how much they put into it. He is still a huge part of what we are trying to do here. I’m delighted for him because he’s a great guy and a great professional.”
By Molly Hudson