Ross Embleton looks ahead to tomorrow's game against Macclesfield

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Read Head Coach Ross Embleton’s thoughts heading into tomorrow afternoon’s fixture against Macclesfield Town.

Building upon Stevenage victory…

“We have to build on our win against Stevenage. We haven’t done that enough this season. We will be going into the game looking to build on some positive performances of late. Certainly, we’re looking to try and put some back to back results together.”

Macclesfield struggles…

“It is a tough situation the Club finds itself in. What it probably has done is galvanise the group of players they have got. They’re fighting on a different number of levels. I think you can see the togetherness on the pitch that the scenario has brought the players and staff.

They haven’t got the results that they will have wanted in the immediate turn around to Mark Kennedy’s appointment, but we know it is going to be a competitive fixture. We feel when we watch them, although it is tough off the pitch, the quality of the players they have isn’t reflected in their league position.”

Focus…

“With the greatest of respect, I feel for everyone that are in the position that they are at Macclesfield, in respects to what has gone on this season. That is something that is out of our power. We have got to have a ruthless approach and focus on this game, to go out and deliver a performance with conviction that gives us the opportunity to get three points. That’s our mind set as we approach the game.”

Reverse fixture…

“It was a funny sort of game. I didn’t think there was much in it, as ridiculous as that sounds, when you talk about a 3-0 defeat. They took their opportunities well and we finished the game in a disappointing manner. It’s something that is in our mind; we have spoken about the second half of the season and correcting some of the results that we want to put right from earlier in the season. This is certainly one of them. We want to go and put it right and turn around what was a disappointing result when we went to Macclesfield.”

Team News…

“We can add Louis Dennis to the injury list that includes Sam ling, Jamie Turley and Jobi McAnuff. It has been a bit stop, start for Louis at the minute, which is a shame. On the whole we have a progressively competitive squad. We added well during January. We feel as though we have a lot of competition for places. The sooner we can work on getting some of those injured lads back, we know it’ll be even more competitive. We know the squad that we have got right now is one that is capable of going out and getting a result.”

Home advantage – back to back games against Macclesfield and Mansfield…

“It helps. Anytime spent, cooked up on a coach – no matter how good the facilities are, it isn’t ideal having to travel those distances. It certainly helps having two home games. It’s been Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday a lot recently. It’s not how you’d like it to pan out, but you have to embrace the challenges. It is great to be playing at home. We look forward to playing in front of a home crowd and having that advantage, so we need to make the most of that.”

 

Tomorrow’s game is scheduled for a 03:00pm kick off. A limited number of tickets will be available on turnstiles around the ground.