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Scouting report: Macclesfield Town

A look at this weekend's opposition...

6 March 2019

Fixture News

Scouting report: Macclesfield Town

A look at this weekend's opposition...

6 March 2019

MK Dons take on Macclesfield Town at The Moss Rose this weekend. mkdons.com takes a look at the opponents...

Club facts
Founded: 1873
Nickname: The Silkmen
Stadium: The Moss Rose (6,355 capacity)

Home colours: Blue shirts, white socks, blue socks
Honours: FA Trophy (1969–70, 1995–96), National League Champions (1994–95, 1996–97, 2017–18) National League Cup winners (1993–94)

Website: www.mtfc.co.uk
Twitter: @thesilkmen
Instagram: @thesilkmen

Manager
A recognisable figure, Sol Campbell is the man in charge at the Moss Rose having taken the reins in November 2018.

The 44-year-old enjoyed an illustrious playing career, totalling over 500 league appearances for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal while earning over 70 caps for England. During his playing days, he won the Premier League twice, and collected three FA Cup winners’ medals.

This is Campbell's first job in management and he has made an early impact, with Macclesfield seeing an upturn in form since his arrival, giving them a chance of retaining their EFL status.

One to watch
Scott Wilson is the Silkmen’s leading goalscorer and is man enjoying a rich vein of form in front of goal.

The 26-year-old, playing his first season in the EFL, has hit 10 goals this campaign, with nine of those coming in his last 14 appearances.

Connections
Mitch Hancox is the only player in the current squads who has a connection to both clubs. The defender played 80 times for the Silkmen and helped them achieve promotion to the EFL last season.

Recent form
Last six: LDDDLL

Macclesfield Town are currently winless in their last six matches but during that run have faced two of the top three sides in the division in Bury and Mansfield Town. Their standout result in the last six games is their 1-1 draw with play-off hopefuls Colchester United on February 16.

Form at the Moss Rose
Last six: DDWLDD

Macclesfield Town are in good form at home, having lost just one of their last nine games on their own patch.

The Silkmen have picked up points in their majority of their 19 matches at the Moss Rose this term, winning four and drawing seven. They have scored 18 goals and conceded 26 times.

Recent meetings
MK Dons 2-0 Macclesfield Town - 17 Nov 2018
The most recent meeting between the two sides went the way of Paul Tisdale’s men, who secured a home win over the Silkmen courtesy of second-half goals from Chuks Aneke and Kieran Agard.

MK Dons 1-0 Macclesfield Town - 7 Nov 2009
A Paul Ince-led Dons side progressed through to the Second Round of the FA Cup at the expense of Macclesfield Town, with Lewis Gobern grabbing the only goal of the game midway through the first half.

MK Dons 1-1 Macclesfield Town - 29 Jan 2008
Sean O’Hanlon netted early in the second half to salvage a point for the Dons at Stadium MK after Michael Symes had put Macclesfield ahead after only three minutes.

Macclesfield Town 3-3 MK Dons - 18 Aug 2007
A thrilling affair at the Moss Rose saw MK Dons surrender a one-goal lead before fighting back from 3-1 down to earn a share of the spoils.

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Tickets for Saturday's clash with Macclesfield Town are available in both standing and seated areas, with prices starting from £15 adults, £12 seniors/under-25s, £6 under-18s and £3 under-12s. Full prices can be found below.

Official Away Travel is available for this fixture, with coach spaces priced at £21 Season Ticket holders/members and £22 all other supporters. Coaches will depart Stadium MK at 10.30am.

To book tickets/travel click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy from MK Dons until 5pm on Friday 8th March. Please note, only terrace tickets will be available to buy online.


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