Stevenage boss Dino Maamria wants to ‘keep the buzz around town’ ahead of Macclesfield Town

PUBLISHED: 17:15 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:15 07 September 2018

Manager of Stevenage FC Dino Maamria thanks the fans after the final whistle in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Cambridge Utd at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO

Manager of Stevenage FC Dino Maamria thanks the fans after the final whistle in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Cambridge Utd at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Stevenage boss Dino Maamria says he wants to ‘keep the buzz around town’ ahead of facing Macclesfield Town at the Lamex on Saturday.

The Boro boss is keen to refind his side’s promising early form, after back-to-back losses - including last week’s 1-0 derby defeat to Cambridge United - put a disappointing end to a four-game unbeaten start.

Macclesfield travel to the Lamex after a tough start to their first football league campaign in eight years, with just two points from six games.

Speaking to StevenageFC.com, Maamria said: “The most important thing is to stay consistent. I’d say the same if we were top.

“We had a hiccup against Cambridge, but it’s expected when you bring 15 players in and 19 out. It’s a work in process, the quicker we gel as a team the better we’ll become.

“I don’t like changing the team too much, I like to play predictable and keep it at the same level. But because we haven’t got the cohesion in the team, we’ve changed things to find what’s best.

“I’m absolutely loving it. I love my team, the club, managing in this environment and working for a great chairman. The fans are absolutely fantastic, even after a bad performance like the one against Cambridge.”

Boro fans will have great memories of Boro’s last game against the Silkmen, in 2010.

Graham Westley’s side drew 2-2 at the Lamex on the day which marked Stevenage’s first game in the football league. Peter Vincenti and Charlie Griffin were scorers for the home side on the historic day.

Eight years on, Maamria is relishing the game in front of his home fans.

He said: “There’s a bit of a buzz around the town and we want to keep it that way.

“I enjoy being with the fans and I think it is a bonus for the game to be at home. I hope the Cambridge game is over and done with and we can have a good performance and the score will look after itself so we can be back on the front-foot.”

Michael Timlin is available for selection for the game, after serving his one-match ban for a red-card against Yeovil.

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