Macclesfield Town’s assistant manager, Steve Watson, has expressed his excitement for the FA Cup Second Round after the Silkmen have been drawn with a home tie against Oxford United.

Macc defeated League One side Walsall at the Banks’s Stadium last weekend 1-0, thanks to John McCombe who headed a fine effort into the back of the net.

Watson was pleased with the effort given by his side and looks forward to the challenge of facing new league opposition.

He said: “I’m excited, Oxford are a good side and have had a good season last year. They probably haven’t showed the performances they would have wanted to this year but I know a lot about them.

“I’ve got in-laws down there and I’m very close to their first-team coach and assistant manager, Derek Fazackerley, who was my coach at Newcastle so I like to keep an eye on them.

“They’re a very good side so it’ll be a tough game.”

The former Newcastle United and Everton man says that Macclesfield are currently full of confidence after the excellent win on Saturday.

“We’re full of confidence, we played very well at Walsall. It wasn’t one of them FA Cup games where it was smash and grab, I thought we were the better team so we’ll take a lot from that.

“But, there’s a lot of work to be from now till then.”


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