We can see off Pom­pey in­sists hit­man Den­nis

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - SHELDAN KEAY

MAC­CLES­FIELD Town for­ward Kris­tian Den­nis in­sists his side are more than ca­pa­ble of de­feat­ing Portsmouth in the FA Cup this week­end.

The Silk­men have en­joyed suc­cess in the com­pe­ti­tion in re­cent years, hav­ing reached the third round back in 2014 be­fore they were knocked out by Cham­pi­onship side Sh­effield Wed­nes­day.

Portsmouth were elim­i­nated in round one by Na­tional League op­po­si­tion last sea­son af­ter Alder­shot Town won 1-0 in a re­play.

With that in mind, Den­nis be­lieves the magic of the cup will be on dis­play at Frat­ton Park on Satur­day.

“We’re all ex­cited for the match and it’s the FA Cup so as well all know, any­thing can hap­pen.” He said.

“We will go there con­fi­dent and will try and take all of the chances that we get, so we’ll see what hap­pens.”

Den­nis was dis­ap­pointed that his Mac­cles­field side came up short against Brain­tree last week, es­pe­cially in the cir­cum­stances it came in.

“They didn’t re­ally cause us any prob­lems but games like that hap­pen so we will just have to keep our heads up and go again vs Portsmouth,” he said.

We’re al­ways cre­at­ing chances and we had quite a few op­por­tu­ni­ties. A few of them fell to me and I think I should have scored.”

Den­nis has been Macc’s main source of goals this sea­son, hav­ing net­ted 10 times in the league since the start of the sea­son.

The rest of the Silk­men team only have 15 goals be­tween them, and Den­nis is glad to have new sign­ing Reece Sty­che in the team.

“At the minute it’s only me fit up­front so with Sty­che com­ing in it takes a bit of pres­sure off,” he said.

“We know have an­other striker there who can hope­fully score a few goals and get us up the league.

“We’ve got quite a few of our other play­ers com­ing back now too. Neill Byrne has been in train­ing, Paul Lewis came on last week and Chris Hol­royd started so I think ev­ery­body will be fit within the next cou­ple of weeks and we should be al­right go­ing into the Christ­mas pe­riod.”

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