‘Don’t need motivation’ – Kevin Lynch highlights Macclesfield quality as Prescot Cables ‘relish’ league-leaders’ visit

Prescot Cables celebrate vs Hanley Town

Prescot Cables manager Kevin Lynch says his side are relishing the visit of league leaders Macclesfield after their 1-0 win over Hanley Town.

David McNabb’s side visit to the Joseph Russell Stadium on Saturday as they look to return to winning ways following their midweek defeat to Runcorn Linnets.

Cables returned to winning ways after John Murphy’s header secured three points against a resurgent Hanley Town.

The win marked an end to a five-game winless run as they endured a difficult run of draws and defeats.

However with the table-toppers in town, Lynch insists his squad are excited for the prospect of hosting the title-favourites.

He told Off The Park: “I think everyone’s relishing, you ask anyone whenever they come up against Macclesfield, it’s a free hit when you look at the players, they’re just stocking up players like they’re going out of fashion at the minute.

“It’s a tough game, they’re a very good side, they’ve got very good players but we’re at home, I’d like a good atmosphere – everyone to behave themselves – it’s a free hit but we’re not worried, the lads are in a good place.

“They don’t need motivation for this game, they’re looking forward to it and I’m sure the fans are.

“At the end of the day, it’s 11 v 11, when you look at the teams that we’ve played, Northwich, Witton, we’re not going there fearful of them but we’ll show them the respect.

“It’s about us, that’s all we focus on no matter what opposition. It is about us and if were apply ourselves right, stick to the gameplan, who knows what can happen?

“Football is a funny old game and anything can happen in 90 to 95 minutes, lets go and look forward to it. We’re looking forward to it, got nothing to fear, they’re a good side but we’re relishing the challenge.”

Murphy’s goal in the dying embers of their trip to Staffordshire saw them creep back up the Northern Premier League West table.

Despite their disappointing run, the Cables boss has always been confident that his side would return to winning ways after their impressive showings.

“I thought the lads absolutely stuck to the gameplan, they worked so hard in the game and as I said to them at the end, to keep a clean sheet away from home and three points, a big pat on the back,” he added.

“Well done to the players. I’ve said time and time again, I’d be worried if we wasn’t creating chances, how we we’re playing, the fortune just hasn’t gone and if we we stick to what we’re doing, keep the belief then results were always going to change.

“City of Liverpool, draw, late goal, disappointed then three points is all you can ask for. To go away from home against a tough opponent in Hanley, is excellent, we need to keep the belief and keep going.

“You can ask any manager, you’d always take a 1-0 win in any game, it’s not a case of being Gung-ho but I’m more pleased with how we’re playing, the few chances that we’ve created in the game before we scored. I’d always take a 1-0 but I feel someone is going to get a hiding soon, we’ve created great chances, I’m not worried at all.”

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