The Champions will be crowned later this afternoon, as Macclesfield Town complete their awe-inspiring National League season by entertaining John Still’s Dagenham & Redbridge.
In what is sure to be a party atmosphere, we gather together for one last time to pay tribute to this phenomenal squad, as they claim what is rightfully theirs.
Over the last nine months, they have captivated each and every one of us in so many ways and although the curtain will come down, the memories which we all have of this incredible campaign will stay with us forever.
You can listen to Sir John’s thoughts ahead of the game below –
The Silkmen are likely to be without Elliott Durrell for the closing act, whilst Ryan Lloyd also faces a late fitness battle to make a return to the squad.
The Daggers are currently eleventh in the National League table, having accumulated 68 points from their 45 games played.
They come in to the game on the back of a 1 – 0 home victory over Maidenhead United last week.
Michael Cheek’s near post header proved to be the difference between the two sides, as he dispatched a seventh minute winner for the East London outfit.
Speaking to their Official Website, Daggers Manager John Still is full of respect for our achievements this season –
First of all, we will pay them every respect for winning the league.
John Askey has done a great job there and we’ll go there and be very respectful of their achievements.
We’ll play the game and we’ll aim to give the supporters something to shout about. When it’s over we’ll ensure that we get off the field as soon as we can because it’s their day, but the people attending deserve to watch a good game of football and it will be our aim to give them that.
We’ve been in this situation before and we’ll make sure we compete on Saturday, but they deserve to enjoy the occasion”
John Still. Speaking to the Dagenham & Redbridge Official Site.
Sr John’s side will be hoping to end the season on a high and inflict revenge on Still’s side, after the Londoners claimed maximum points at Victoria Road back in October.
Morgan Ferrier’s strike five minutes after the interval proved to be decisive that night, as it brought an end to a six game winning run.
Whatever happens today, let’s go and celebrate in style, days like this rarely come around so it is time to pay tribute to this great side in the best way possible.