8th Dec, 2016

Captain's Column - Squad togetherness has been key to Solihull Moors' success

Solihull Editorial 26th Nov, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

IN THE first of a brand new weekly fortnightly column for the Solihull Observer, Moors skipper Theo Streete looks back on Tuesday’s 4-2 victory and looks ahead to this weekend’s cup clash against Boston.

“It was great for us to get back to winning ways on Tuesday night and the whole team were buzzing after the win.

“We created lots of chances and to score four goals after two 0-0 draws was a great boost for our strikers.

“I don’t think we’ve hit the panic button after those two draws and now I think we’ll hopefully go back to showing our early season form.

“I don’t think we were worried about not having scored in the previous two games because we’d been creating chances.

“If we’re not scoring goals then we’ll make sure we’re set up in such a way where we cannot concede.

“Akwasi Asante scored two goals and he was a real threat just as he has been all season. I think some defenders have given him a rough ride but we know he has real quality.

“He plays off the shoulder of the last defender and is proving to be a very important player for us this season.

INJURY

“I was out for a couple of weeks which was frustrating especially being captain and I did not expect to walk back into the team.

“It is a long season and there have been some new signings so it’s good to have competition for places.

“The other players have been doing a fantastic job in my absence so it has been nice being able to watch them do well from the touchline.

“The manager is always pointing things out and you can’t always see what he’s on about when you’re on the pitch, but when you’re watching and hearing what he’s saying you get more of an understanding so it has weirdly been useful.

TOGETHERNESS

“I think the key thing behind our unbeaten run this season is the togetherness of the squad.

“There have been a lot of new signings this season but there are no big egos in the team – we’re all in it together.

“There are no little cliques emerging in the group which can sometime disrupt other teams.

“We have got a double header against Boston coming up which means we will have played them three times before Christmas

But we know that if we can keep our shape and stick to our patterns and style of play we can beat anyone.

“We’re confident heading into Saturday especially off the back of Tuesday’s win and two clean sheets before that so we’ll fancy our chances.

“Hopefully we can extend our unbeaten run further and keep playing good football too along the way.”