St James’ re­turn for gaffer’s first tie

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

SOL Camp­bell was ex­cited to be go­ing up against one of his for­mer clubs as he pre­pared for his first match as Mac­cles­field Town boss.

The Silk­men were due to take on New­cas­tle Un­der 21s in round two of the Check­a­trade Tro­phy at St James’ Park as the Ex­press went to print.

Camp­bell spent a sea­son at New­cas­tle from 2010 to 2011, and the 44-year-old was hop­ing to make a pos­i­tive start to life as Mac­cles­field boss.

Speak­ing ahead of the game, Camp­bell said: “I am look­ing for­ward to it. Some of the play­ers have not played, some of them are just com­ing back from in­jury. It’s a nice mix­ture and it’s a good thing for me to see what I have got.

“For me it is about get­ting their con­fi­dence up, hav­ing a clear and con­cise way of play­ing. Also to give ev­ery­one a chance – that was one of the main things I said in the meet­ing.

“It’s a clean slate and ev­ery­one can start again. That’s the best way I think to con­duct it or at least start to con­duct my way around the club.

“I had a few games at New­cas­tle and tried my best and won a few games - it was quite nice. It’s al­ways good to play at St James’ Park.

“It is a fan­tas­tic sta­dium. I don’t think there will be 52,000 there but hope­fully a few peo­ple will watch the game.”

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