Steve Watson is expecting Macclesfield Town to take defeat to Eastleigh in their stride ahead of next weekend’s game with Guiseley as the squad looks to get back to winning form.

Macc went down by a single goal to their southern opposition on Saturday afternoon, but Macclesfield Town FCour assistant manager is hoping that the squad will lick their wounds and go again for their next game.

Speaking ahead of the game with Guiseley, Watson said: “It goes without saying we have got a game in hand, which if we played tomorrow and won, we’d be better off and could end up in fourth.

“But we’ve got a tough game to come before we talk about that, and we’ll approach that like any game. We’ll go out there believing we can win and next week will be no exception to that. The lads have to lick their wounds and go again.”

Guiseley currently sit bottom of the National League after a turbulent start to their campaign, but Watson is wary of Saturday’s opponents.

He said: “We all know watching this league it’s a bit of a coupon buster. We’ll take the Guiseley game every bit as seriously as we took Eastleigh, Lincoln, or whoever we’re facing. We need to be at our best to get the points.”

Neill Byrne came off with a short amount of time remaining on Saturday, and touching on injuries, Watson added: “Neill came off with a dead leg just above the ankle, so we’re hopeful we’ll have a full squad to pick from come the weekend.”


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