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'Macclesfield Are Real Grafters'

21 February 2020

Boss says that Crewe have to match Macclesfield work ethic to make sure our quality shines through.

David Artell expects another tough derby encounter against Macclesfield Town this weekend. Crewe drew 1-1 at Moss Rose last month after the game was re-arranged from December.

Crewe host the Silkmen at Gresty Road this weekend looking to keep the pressure on those ahead of them and staying ahead of Plymouth Argyle.

Artell told the club’s official website: “Kenny (Lunt) and John (Dillon) went to the game on Tuesday. I was watching our own in the Cheshire Senior Cup.

“We played them not too long ago because it was a re-arranged game, so we know about them and who may or may not play. Macclesfield are a good side and it is a derby game, so we know it will be tough again.

“We have to focus on what we do regardless of what they do or don’t do.

“The word that sums up Macclesfield is ‘grafters’. They work their socks off for the club, Mark (Kennedy) and themselves. There is no doubt about that and that is credit to Mark and to the players, because they have had a tough time of it.

“Macclesfield are spirited, well organised and disciplined and they give it a good go. They work hard but they also have a bit a quality as well.

David added: “We have to make sure that they don’t hurt us tomorrow.”

 


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