Match sponsored by Viamaster
Macclesfield Town are the visitors to Nethermoor on Tuesday night with kick-off at 7:45pm.
Paul Cox’s Lions suffered defeat for the first time since the manager’s appointment with a 3-0 defeat at Maidenhead United on Saturday after falling 2-0 down after just five minutes.
However we have only been defeated on our own soil once this season and the boss is looking for a reaction from his side.
The Silkmen are in fine form beating Aldershot Town 2-0 on Saturday as well as a 1-0 victory at Torquay’s Plainmoor home the week before.
This has seen them rise to fourth place just one point behind the top spot.
Cox reflecting on Saturday’s defeat said “I have learnt loads from today, I will put that in the bag with the things I have learnt since I have been at the club about my players and how to take the club forward.”
“I have looked at the games now, it is five overall and I knew this was going to be a tough job when I came in, now I am very clear in terms of progression and what needs doing.”
Paul always likes to take the positives but struggled to see any from the match “I am always a person who will look at the positives, after today I am very positive about going forward. Now is the time to make big decisions to take the club forward.”
“I do not see any positives in what happened on the field today, these days seem to happen too often. I am a loyal person and I will work tirelessly for my players and they know that.”
Discussing new signing Simon Lenighan, who made his debut at Maidenhead the boss said “I didn’t really want to put him in today because I want to get his overall general fitness up to speed. To be fair to the lad I thought he did ok. He will bring a physicality and a presence to the middle of our midfield and competition.”
“We came here with sixteen players today, that gives the manager a lack of options and it tells players that they are going to be playing, I am going to cure that.”
Discussing the swift return to action Paul said “Short term I am looking at things but I am more concerned in medium and long term. I am glad we are only in October, it gives me plenty of time to implement a plan but I have got to work really hard now to do what I need to do.”
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