United face Macclesfield Town on Saturday at Moss Rose in a 3pm kick-off. We take a closer look at the Silkmen.

Opposition Profile | Macclesfield Town

Manager: John Askey

Address: Macclesfield Town Football Club, Moss Rose Stadium, London Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7SP

Capacity: 6,335 (2,599 seated)

Telephone: 01625 264686

Nickname(s): The Silkmen

Founded: 1874

Website: https://www.mtfc.co.uk/

Recent History

2016/17 Finish: 9th (The National League)

Last Meeting: Torquay United 0 – 1 Macclesfield Town 23/09/17

Scott Wilson scored the only goal of the game at Plainmoor to earn Macclesfield all three points.

Current position: 1st (W16, D7, L7)

Macclesfield come into Saturday’s match on the back of a surprise 6-0 defeat to AFC Fylde. Lewis Montrose, Jack Muldoon, Sam Finley (x2), Jon Smith, and Andy Bond with the goals.

Last 5 National League Matches: WWWDL

Key Players

Danny Whitaker (Midfielder): Whitaker has made over 600 1st team appearances during a career that is entering its 17th year. He adds experience and know-how to Macclesfield’s midfield.

Scott Wilson (Forward): The lively forward is Macclesfield’s top goalscorer with 11 National League goals.

Played For Both

Striker Nathan Blissett joined the Silkmen on loan in January. Blissett made 41 National League appearances for United during the 2016-17 season scoring 12 goals.

Former United loanee Callum Evans joined Nathan Blissett is moving to Macclesfield.

Midfielder Courtney Richards signed for the Silkmen in the summer of 2017. He has spent time on loan at fellow National League side Solihull Moors this season.

Tyrone Marsh made 18 appearances and scored 7 goals for United during the 2015/16 season.

Macclesfield Town Vs Torquay United | 27/01/18 | Kick-Off 3pm