KEATES | We'll Learn From Mistakes

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sun 06 Aug 2017

Wrexham manager Dean Keates will be looking for a reaction from his players following our opening day defeat to Macclesfield when we make the long trip to Maidenhead United on Tuesday night. 

Dragons boss Keates was unhappy with the loss to the Silkmen on Saturday and will be looking to put it right in our midweek matchup against Maidenhead.

"There’s obviously a lot of disappointment from the weekend and we’re looking to bounce back, it’s their first home game in the division and we’re looking to spoil their party as we had done to us on the weekend" said Keates.

We’ll go down there, we’ve prepared right, we’ll look back at the weekend and we’ll learn from our mistakes and get ourselves ready for the challenge ahead."

Macclesfield's Noe Baba pulled off a great strike to give the Silkmen the lead and Wrexham failed to create enough to pull themselves back into the game. The Reds were denied a penalty in the second half when midfielder Marcus Kelly was pulled down which caused Keates some frustration.

"We asked for a reaction at half-time because the intensity wasn’t there, second half we were camped in their half without being too threatening. If we got the right decision in the box it gives us the opportunity from a penalty but it didn’t happen.

"We need to get some points on the board, there was an unbelievable turnout and optimism's high around the place, it was the first game and we’d like to have got off to a good start being at home with that turnout, but it’s not happened. We can’t dwell on it too much and we have to be ready for the Maidenhead task".

It's the first game on the road for the Dragons this season and it's to a ground we haven't had the chance to play at in York Road. Maidenhead were promoted to the National League last season and will be relishing playing at home for the first time at this level.

"They’re untested but obviously, we’ll look back, we’ve got games from pre-season and games at the weekend for stuff for us to learn and see where we can possibly exploit their weaknesses."

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