Watson calls for belief from Macc
MACCLESFIELD Town assistant manager Steve Watson feels that his players need to believe in themselves more if they are to achieve success this season.
The Silkmen are on a poor run of form in the league, having failed to win any of their last six National League matches, leaving them in 11th spot in the division.
Their latest defeat came on Saturday when they were beaten 1-0 at home to league leaders Forest Green Rovers, and Watson thinks the team need to show more self-confidence.
“The lads sometimes need to believe in themselves more and believe they’re as good as teams like Forest Green,” he said.
“On our day we’re as good as anybody in the league but we’ve lost four big home games now so we need to start dominating at home and starting games better.”
Macclesfield will now try to return to winning
‘We’ve lost four big home games. We need to start dominating at home and starting games better’
ways when they make the trip to the Recreation Ground to face Aldershot Town on Saturday.
The match see the Silkmen go up against another promotion hopeful, and Watson is expecting a tough match.
“Aldershot are a good side and we watched them last week when they played Forest Green, so we’re expecting a similar game,” he said.
“They’re good opposition but we haven’t been too bad away from home this season so we are capable of winning.
“We don’t get too excited and over the top when we win so we won’t be getting too down after losing to Forest Green last weekend.”
Aldershot currently sit seventh in the National League table, just two points outside the play-off places.
They head into the match with the Silkmen on the back of a 3-3 draw with secondplaced Lincoln City on Saturday.
One blow for Macclesfield ahead of the game is the injury suffered to Paul Lewis during the match against Forest Green at the Moss Rose.
Watson is unsure at this stage just how serious the setback could be, but admits he may be missing for a while.
“Paul Lewis suffered a nasty injury in what was probably the only bad tackle of the game, and that was the one the referee let go,” he said.
“I’m as big an advocate as anybody on keeping contact in the game because it is a contact sport, but he left that go unpunished and now we have lost a player for goodness knows how long.”
Action from Macclesfield’s game against Forest Green Rovers