BRUCE: “WE KEEP THROWING A GRENADE INTO THE PACK”

08 Jan 2024 | Latest News

 Manager Alex Bruce was disappointed with his side’s first half performance after going two goals down and ultimately coming away empty-handed. 

The Silkmen were way below par in the first half and went in 2-0 down thanks to goals from Sam and Charlie Bailey.

A John Rooney penalty gave The Silkmen a second-half goal but Bruce was unimpressed by the first half display.

He said: “The first half was totally unacceptable.

“We’ve got a performance like that in us and it’s my job to try and get to the bottom into why.”

The Silkmen came back into the game in the second half and were dominant throughout but couldn’t take the chances that came their way.

Lancaster frustrated Macc for large parts of the game and showed their experience to see the game out.

Bruce stated that his side need to eradicate the poor performances and find the right balance in eliminating the first half display.

He said: “We have to find it within ourselves and putting demands on each other.

“We basically need to stop throwing a grenade in the pack like I have spoke about before where we just turn up and expect to win games because it doesn’t work like that.

“You need to approach games in the right manner and control games better.”

Bruce’s side now go into Tuesday night away to Matlock Town and hinted that things could be freshened up.

He stated: “Yes, there’s an opportunity that we could look at a couple of things.

“I will assess the players and like I do in every game, I will pick a team to go and win.”

A victory on Tuesday night could move Macc back level with Worksop Town in third ahead of a break from league action at the weekend.

 

 

More From Our Blog

JUNIOR ACADEMY FOCUS: UNDER 12 SELECTS

JUNIOR ACADEMY FOCUS: UNDER 12 SELECTS

Our next Junior Academy Focus comes in the form of our Under 12 Select side who won their game at the weekend.  It was a fast start, pressing high in forward areas forcing the opposition into mistakes. The first goal came from this high press with them winning a...

DAN SWEENEY RETURNS!

DAN SWEENEY RETURNS!

Macclesfield FC are pleased to have agreed a fee with Spalding United for the services of striker Dan Sweeney.  Personal Terms to be agreed. Welcome back Dan!

LIVE IN BAR TWENTY SEVEN

LIVE IN BAR TWENTY SEVEN

The 2024 Formula One season kicks off this weekend in Bahrain with Red Bull looking to continue their upward trajectory. It's also a big week in football with a Manchester derby in store. Here is what is LIVE in Bar Twenty Seven this week.  Monday - West Ham vs...

JOE HILTON JOINS ON LOAN

JOE HILTON JOINS ON LOAN

Macclesfield FC are pleased to have agreed terms to the loan signing of goalkeeper Joe Hilton from Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season. The 24-year-old has had previous spells in the Northern Premier League with Marine in the past. Hilton spent a lot of his...

DYLAN BERRY RETURNS TO NORWICH CITY

DYLAN BERRY RETURNS TO NORWICH CITY

Macclesfield FC can confirm that goalkeeper Dylan Berry has been recalled by his parent club Norwich City.  Everyone at the club would like to thank Dylan for all his efforts during his time at the club and would like to wish him well in the future.

MATCH PREVIEW: ATHERTON COLLIERIES (A)

MATCH PREVIEW: ATHERTON COLLIERIES (A)

Macclesfield FC are back on the road this Saturday as we make the journey to take on Atherton Collieries.  Last time the sides met, The Silkmen were 6-0 winners at the Leasing.com Stadium thanks to goals from Paul Dawson, John Rooney, and four from Kane Drummond....

MICHAEL CLEGG APPOINTED FIRST TEAM MANAGER

MICHAEL CLEGG APPOINTED FIRST TEAM MANAGER

Macclesfield FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Clegg as the club’s new First Team Manager. Clegg joins us from fellow Northern Premier League side Warrington Rylands where he has seen success during his time with The Blues taking them into play...