JUST a couple of weeks after a battling draw on a difficult surface at Macclesfield, Argyle welcome the Silkmen to Home Park today for the return match in Sky Bet League Two.
While the Pilgrims are looking for more points in our push for promotion, former Liverpool and Wolves winger Mark Kennedy is fighting to guide his Macclesfield team to EFL safety.
The ingredients are in place for another battle but Argyle boss Ryan Lowe expects a different type of game this time around.
“We are at home, we’re on a decent pitch and we will play our football,” he said. “Credit where credit is due, Macclesfield are fighting for their lives and they’re trying to scrape up the division because they’re down the wrong end of the league.
“Mark Kennedy has got them fired right up, as we’ve seen against us, but we expect a different game. We’re at home in front of our fans, we’ll play our football and we need to worry about this game coming.
“We’ll take a couple of things [from the previous game] on where we think we can break them down. Other than that, it’s a fresh new game and we just focus on the next one.
“We never look beyond the next game because we’d be stupid to take our eye off Macclesfield and we’re not going to do that. We’re solely focussed on Macclesfield and Macclesfield only.”
There will be an extra special atmosphere inside Home Park today, as we welcome 2020 players from the DJM youth league as part of the Mayflower 400 celebrations in 2020.
“I’m looking forward to that because grassroots football is where I come from and I’ve got a lot of time for it,” said Ryan. “The kids and the coaches are all coming along, so it will hopefully be a good day for them.”