Jon Macken: "We are just building and improving all the time"

Jon Macken: "We are just building and improving all the time"

By Adam Harrison
24 September
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The Gaffer was "Over the moon" with his sides first three points of the season against Stalybridge Celtic.


"We just need that extra belief in ourselves"

Radcliffe FC Manager Jon Macken is looking to build on his sides first two wins of the season.

The Boro grabbed their first and second wins of the campaign as they brushed passed Droylsden in the Integro League Cup and Stalybridge Celtic in the league netting seven goals in the process.

He was delighted to grab the first three points of the season on Saturday at Bower Fold.

“I’m over the moon. Obviously it is the first win in the league which is massively important, I think performance wise we have been up there.

“We have all seen that we have been very good, we just haven’t been finishing our chances and over the last two games we have done. I’m really pleased with the performance.”

The former Manchester City forward spoke about the belief in his players abilities as they look to push up in the league. Saturday’s first win of the season saw his side move from the foot of the table right up to 18th.

“I think first half we kind of sat off them a little, I think we got dragged into a little bit of a battle, playing the long ball. We were telling them get the ball down and play.

“I was really pleased with the reaction after going a goal down, we got back into the game and gave ourselves a platform to build on and I’ve got to say the second half performance was very good to a very high level.”

Former FC United man Harry Winter grabbed his first goal for the club against Celtic with a bullet header just before half time and Macken believes that this gave his side a huge platform to build on.

“Harry gave us a platform to build on that I was pleased with. The lads came in a t half time and they were telling us the reasons that they thought why we wasn’t performing or why we wasn’t getting in behind and it was all correct.

“We just needed that extra belief in ourselves, we have a good squad. The competition for places is good just a little more belief from themselves to get the ball down and play, create chances and open teams up. Second half they listened to us and they did that.”

The Boro now look forward to a long away trip as they travel to Grantam on Saturday afternoon.

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