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PREVIEW: DARRELL ON MACCLESFIELD

26 March 2015

Darrell takes a look at Saturday's opponents

Rovers head to Moss Rose to take on fellow promotion chasers Macclesfield Town on Saturday in the day's early kick off in front of the BT Sport cameras with Darrell expecting a very difficult game.

"They are all tough games in this league especially towards this end of the season, but we want to go out there and enjoy it.

"Everyone talks about pressure and if we can handle it but my message to the players is go out there any enjoy yourself because it is great to be challenging for a promotion regardless of whatever league you're in.

"It is great for us, there are six games left and we are in with a shout of winning promotion and we go into these games not fearing anything.

"It is my job to get the team organised and ready for the next game and then it is all over to the players.

Macclesfield currently sit six points behind Rovers in the Vanarama Conference table with only six games remaining and a loss to Rovers at the weekend could put pay to their hopes of automatic promotion.

"There is a lot of pressure on both teams but that is to be expected if you are fighting at the business end of the season there are teams in the middle of the table that don't have a lot to play for but ourselves and Macclesfield definitely do.

"I'm sure they are feeling a bit of pressure, a lot of people may think they have overachieved this season but I am not one of those people. They are an ex-league club and have got some good players and they will be looking forward to the game just as much as we are.

Today is transfer deadline day and the last time that clubs can bring in players for the remainder of the season and Darrell talks us through his progress.

"I said earlier in the week I was looking to bring in one or two new faces but I have missed out on a couple of targets but we will see how the rest of today goes but I'm certainly not panicking to bring someone in.

"I have a very good squad and the additions of Jermaine Easter and Chris Lines have added a lot but it was just a few tweaks if I could get the players that I wanted to bring in but I am still in talks with one player.

"For this Saturday's game I've got five players out [Stuart Sinclair and Neal Trotman injured, Lee Mansell suspended and Jake Gosling and Ellis Harrison on International duty] so we are going to potentially be a bit short on Saturday but I've never worked with a big squad.

"I've recalled Jamie Lucas and Danny Greenslade from their loans at Weston and Truro respectively because they have done fantastic because that then strengthens us for the one or two that could be missing Saturday.

 

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