Alan Massey: 'Confidence is sky-high ahead of Stockport County visit'

Charlee Adams. Photo: Darren Woolley

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Unless he picks up a late injury, club captain Alan Massey is set to make his 300th start for Maidenhead United in Saturday’s game at Wrexham.

Massey was one of Alan Devonshire’s first signings when he moved to York Road from Braintree Town in 2015, and since then he’s been a model of consistency, captaining the club to the National League South title in 2017 and marshalling the Magpies’ backline through several successful seasons in the National League.

Should he make his 300th start on Saturday he’ll be elevated to 11th in Maidenhead’s all-time appearances list, and he’ll move up to ninth if, but more likely when, he surpasses Obi Ulasi’s 306 starts for the club. 

Currently, all the players above him have made the club’s hall of fame, something the Magpies’ hierarchy will surely look to put right in the coming seasons.

Speaking after Saturday’s 1-0 win over Halifax, the skipper said confidence in the camp was ‘sky high’ heading into  games at Stockport County (which the Magpies lost 3-0) and Wrexham (Saturday). Four consecutive matches unbeaten has propelled the Magpies nine points clear of the relegation zone.

“Confidence will be sky high now after the last few results,” Massey said after the match against the Shaymen.

“We’re four on the spin unbeaten now. We’ve played second and top in the last two games and beaten both.

“Fair credit to the boys, they’ve dug in and shown the character we’ve needed. We’ve got to keep that going, keep the momentum we’ve got and keep pushing forward, keep picking up points.”

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