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Graham Alexander, Colchester United, Salford CityGraham Alexander says Salford City will be ready for Macclesfield Town, despite a disrupted week of training at different venues.

The inclement weather in the wake of Storms Ciara and Dennis has impacted the state of the training ground, meaning The Ammies have been across multiple venues.

It’s not the ideal preparation ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash, but the Gaffer says the players’ attitude has been spot on.

“A lot of the week we’ve been searching for training venues because the weather has caused a lot of disruption so we’ve been into Manchester, into Stockport training,  but today was good we got on a full sized pitch and the players worked hard, they’re looking forward to the game. 

“It’s part of it isn’t it really, I think as long as the players are prepared and everything’s ready for them they get on with it so it’s just having the right sized pitch for what day really.

“Today [Thursday] was important for us because it was the first opportunity to get on a full scale pitch and like I said, the players worked well, they were really pleased with the venue, the quality of the pitch and it was good to get them out there. 

“We’ve got another day of preparation tomorrow then onto the game on Saturday.”

Last weekend’s defeat against Colchester United was another frustrating result after Salford dominated the second half, but couldn’t find a way through a stubborn U’s defence.

Nevertheless the Gaffer believes that if Salford can continue to create chances they will find success, and hopefully starting at Moss Rose.

“We’ve created some real good chances in nearly all the games we’ve played, at home as well. 

“Our away record has been excellent really, the problem that we have hasn’t really come out in our away fixtures, but we want to play with the same intensity, the same approach in every game either what way, and Saturday is one that we want to try and improve certainly on the result.

“I think if we had a similar type of performance, attacking performance, I think we’ll get that result but we know how difficult Macclesfield can be to play against because we had a game like that when they played here, but that was a different manager and a couple of different players. 

“For me we just have to go out and express ourselves, show what we can do and take the game to Macc.

“I think local derbies, games where there’s not much travelling, it turns out a bigger crowd and with it being a local opponent the supporters will be looking forward to it, they have done in the previous games that we’ve had a local opposition so I think Saturday will be exactly the same.”

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