Four wins in a row for Tisdale’s Army as we approach two long away journeys. First up is a trip to Moss Rose for Sol Campbell’s Macclesfield Town team. We look ahead to what Dons fans can expect for this trip:
Macclesfield currently sit in 23rd position in League 2 and are fighting for survival. Currently the Silkmen are 4 points from safety and are struggling with form. The last 5 games have seen 3 draws and 2 losses. Their last fixture was away to bury where they were defeated 3-0 by the Shakers.
Earlier this season, Dons were victorious winning 2-0 at Stadium MK with 2nd half goals from Chuks Aneke & Kieran Agard.
4 wins in a row now for Tisdale’s army will provide much needed confidence after a tricky start to the year. Dons have also kept clean sheets within 3 of these 4 matches and are looking to capitalise on any mistakes from the top 3.
Players to Watch
Number 9, Scott Wilson leads the scoring charts for Macclesfield this season with 9 goals. The 26 year old striker joined Macclesfield at the start of 2017 seasons from Eastleigh. Wilson has also spent time with non league clubs Weston Super-Mare, Paulton Rovers & Bath City after a youth career at Bristol City. Scott has scored all league goals with his feet this season with the majority of goals coming from his preferred right foot inside the box.
Former England international, Sol Campbell takes his first steps into management with Macclesfield Town. Sol will be widely known for a long-playing career with clubs such as Tottenham, Arsenal & Portsmouth. His current management stats see 4 wins and 6 draws within his first 16 games.
Sol has almost a full strength team to choose from when the Dons visit on Saturday. Defender Zak Jules remains a doubt after liming of against Crawley and missing the trip to Bury.
Defenders appear to be the main concern for Tisdale. George Williams is still sidelined with Jordan-Moore Taylor. Bailly Cargill is hopeful of returning within the next couple of games but Saturday is expected to be too early.
Dons fans will primarily be situated in the open John Askey Terrace on Saturday. This stand can hold up to 1,500 supporters and will be behind one of the goals. There are an additional 400 seats available within the Big Brand Ideas Stand in one corner of the touchline. The Big Brand Ideas Stand is a covered all seater stand which is fairly new.
The stand on the opposite touchline is the main stand. This is an open terrace apart from a larger seated stand occupying the centre area of the touchline.
Behind the opposite goal is the Star Lane End which has a mix of seats and terracing to ensure the ground adhered to football league regulations.
Macclesfield can host wheelchair users within the Big Brand Ideas Stand. If there are any special access requirements then supporters are advised to contact the safety officer ahead of the trip via firstname.lastname@example.org
More information can be located via https://www.levelplayingfield.org.uk/club/macclesfield-town/
John Askey Terrace
Under 25’s: £12
The Big Brand Ideas Stand (seated)
Under 25’s: £12
SUPPORTERS WITH A DISABILITY
Supporters with a disability are entitled to a FREE personal assistant. Wheelchair users will be seated in the Big Brand Ideas Stand
MK Dons coach travel is on sale for £22 with a £1 discount for season ticket holders. Coaches will depart Stadium MK at 10:30AM. Coach travel can be booked online, from the box office or by calling 0333 200 5343. Coach travel will remain on sale until 5PM on Friday 8th March subject to availability.
From Milton Keynes, join the M1 Northbound and join onto the M6. Travel on the M6 to junction 15. At this junction take the A500 exit to Stoke-on-Trent. Continue on the A500 to the A34 junction and take the 3rd exit onto the A34 Newcastle Road. Remain on the A34 until reaching Lower Heath where you take the right turn onto the A536 Macclesfield Road. This road will take you into Macclesfield where you take a right turn onto Moss Lane. Continue on this route and the stadium will be on your right.
Postcode for satnavs is: SK11 7SP
Macclesfield Railway station is approx. 20 minute walk away from the ground. As you leave the station, turn left onto Sunderland street. At the war memorial, turn left onto mill lane and follow this road just past the catholic church with the ground on your right.
Street parking will be available around the ground. Supporters are advised to arrive early to find places close to the ground.
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