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OPPOSITION GUIDE: MACCLESFIELD TOWN

25 October 2019

City are preparing to bounce back - away from home - when visiting Macclesfield Town tomorrow (3.00pm).

Daryl McMahon's side currently sit 14th in the Sky Bet League Two table, having won a third of their opening 15 league matches. 

We have compiled an Opposition Guide packed full of detailed information on Saturday's hosts.

SUMMER TRANSFER ACTIVITY

The Moss Rose outfit have spent a busy summer adding to their ranks, making 16 new singings with a further 19 moving in the opposite direction. 

Ins: Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers), Reice Charles-Cook (Shrewsbury Town) Connor Kirby (Sheffield Wednesday, loan), Jacob Blyth (Barrow), Emmanuel Osadebe (Cambridge United), Corey O'Keeffe (Birmingham City, loan), Jak McCourt (Swindon Town), Joe Ironside (Kidderminster Harriers), Theo Archibald (Brentford), Virgil Gomis (Nottingham Forest, loan), Arthur Gnahoua (Carlisle United), Theo Vassell (Port Vale), Fraser Horsfall (Kidderminster Harriers), Owen Evans (Wigan Athletic, loan), Fiacre Keheller (unassigned), Eddie Clarke (Fleetwood Town, loan).

Outs: Callum Evans (Port Vale), Stellios Dimitriou (Haringey), Ryan Lloyd (Port Vale), Jamie Grimes (Ebbsfleet United), Scott Wilson (Oldham Athletic), Shamir Mullings (Aldershot Town), Peter Vincenti (Hereford, loan), Jared Hodgkiss (Hereford), Keith Lowe (Nuneaton), Rhys Taylor (Bradford (Park Avenue)), Tyrone Marsh (Boreham Wood), Harry Smith (Northampton Town), Zak Jules (Walsall), Emmanuel Idem (released), Liandro Martis (released), Danny Whitaker (retired), Elliott Durrell (released), Ebo Andoh (released), Koby Arthur (released). 

ONES TO WATCH

Theo Archibald: 

A 21-year-old, Archibald has been at the Cheshire outfit since penning a deal over the summer of 2019. 

The winger is a graduate of Celtic's academy and has also represented Brentford, and Scotland's under-21s, at international level. 

Michael Rose:

An experienced utility player, Rose's professional career dates all the way back to 2001.

The 37-year-old speant time at Manchester United, as a youngster, and has since represented the likes of Rochdal, Stockport County and Hereford amongst others. 

Nathan Cameron: 

Powerful defender Cameron has been in Cheshire since penning an initial two-month deal in November. 

The centre-half - capped by England at under-20 level - began his career at Coventry City before turning out over 140 times for Bury.

Jacob Blyth: 

A striker, Blyth worked his way through non-league before moving to Leicester City in 2012. 

Now 27, the 6ft 3ins man spent time at Burton Albion and Barrow, before signing for Macclesfield, over the summer.

THE MANAGER

Still a young manager, at 36, Daryl McMahon has held the Macclesfield hot seat since mid-August, this year. 

The Irishman enjoyed a long playing career, representing the likes of Leyton Orient and Stevenage - after graduaing from West Ham United's youth academy. 

A former midfielder, McMahon was capped by the Republic of Ireland at youth level and spent four years as the manager of Ebbsfleet United. 

THE CAPTAIN

A central defender, Fiacre Kelleher joined the Silkmen permanently - over the summer - following a successful loan stint, last season. 

The 23-year-old Irishman is a product of the Celtic academy and has also represented Peterhead and Solihull Moors. 

LAST TIME OUT

Macclesfield were comprehensively beaten in midweek, losing out 3-0 at high-flying Cheltenham Town. 

Cheltenham Town 3 (Luke Varney 45', Conor Thomas 59', Ryan Broom 76')

Macclesfield Town 0

Sky Bet League Two

Tuesday October 22, 2019

Attendance: 2,632

Macclesfield: Owen Evans; Miles-Welch-Hayes, Fiacre Kelleher (c), Theo Vassell; Theo Archibald (booked 58'), Jak McCourt, Connor Kirby, Corey O'Keeffe; Emmanuel Osadebe; Joe Ironside, Arthuer Gnahoua (Virgil Gomis 68'). Subs (not used): Reice Charles-Cook (GK), Ben Stephens, Fraser Horsfall, David Fitzpatrick, Brice Ntambwe. 

A limited amount of tickets are still available for tomorrow's clash and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE


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