Pos­i­tive mind­set

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - SHELDAN KEAY

MACC Town de­fender Ge­orge Pilk­ing­ton says it is vi­tal the team get their win­ning men­tal­ity back as they ap­proach the busi­ness end of the sea­son.

The Silk­men cur­rently sit sev­enth in the Na­tional League Ta­ble, just one point off the play-off spots.

A 1-0 de­feat to Hal­i­fax Town in their last league match has seen the Silk­men lose ground, with all of the teams above them hav­ing games in hand on Macc too.

With that in mind, Pilk­ing­ton knows how im­por­tant it is for the team to avoid fur­ther blips.

“It was a bad per­for­mance against Hal­i­fax so we need to move on and not take our eye off the fact we’ve been do­ing well,” he said. “We can’t let it af­fect us and we need to just take it one game at a time as we know we have to per­form bet­ter. Win­ning is a good men­tal­ity to have and we will ob­vi­ously try and win as many games as we can.

“We’re con­fi­dent and we have some good play­ers here so we are more than a match for any­body if we are on our game.”

Macc were set to host Truro City in their FA Tro­phy re­play as the Ex­press went to print on Tues­day.

The re­play came af­ter the two teams drew 2-2 on Satur­day, and Pilk­ing­ton in­sisted ahead of the game the play­ers were tak­ing the com­pe­ti­tion se­ri­ously.

“As the man­ager al­ways says, this is an op­por­tu­nity to play at Wem­b­ley and no player wants to turn that down,” he said. “Our main fo­cus is ob­vi­ously the league but this gives us a bit of a break and we’ll just keep chip­ping away.”

PHPHOTOGRAPHY

●● Ge­orge Pilk­ing­ton, right, has urged his Macc team-mates to re­dis­cover their win­ning men­tal­ity in their push for the play-offs

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