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Friday night support can "fuel" Moors' promotion charge - Carter

Ben Tyler 11th Mar, 2020

DARREN Carter says the Solihull Moors faithful can make the difference in Friday night’s fixture under the lights at home to Harrogate Town.

The fixture has been brought forward by a day as an experiment by Solihull to harness the extra noise and energy generated by their home support in the late kick-off to their advantage.

Having struggled to put together a consistent run of results so far this season, it is at home where seventh-placed Solihull have excelled – winning 12 of their 19 games at the Stadium – a record Carter is confident Moors can continue.

“Consistency from us as a team hasn’t been a constant throughout the season, but our home form has been pretty good again,” he said.

“We’re hoping a Friday night game under the lights can bring more people to the game and they can come and get behind the team.

“We feel we’re really going places now – it’s coming to crunch time and every game we play is going to be big for us.

“Every point is at a premium and any support we can get is only going to fuel us.”

Under new manager Jimmy Shan, Moors have picked up four points in his four games in charge to date – their latest point coming in the goalless draw away to AFC Fylde on Saturday.

While Carter acknowledges that adapting to the new system of playing put forward by the former West Bromwich Albion interim manager will take time, the midfielder says the changes being made at the club are being taken fully on board by the players.

“Since the gaffer’s been in you can see what we’re trying to do and trying to implement,” he added.

“The lads have embraced it all with full commitment, Jimmy is extremely detailed with his approach and his reputation as an excellent coach speaks for itself.

“The intensity in training, the concentration levels – not only on the pitch but also in the classroom where we do our pre-match, post-match and video analysis – are at 100 per cent from the lads.”

Tickets for the clash with fellow promotion chasers Harrogate Town, who are second, are available on the club website at the following link, while season ticket holders of local Football League sides can enter for £8.

In August’s reverse clash to open the season, Paul McCallum’s 66th-minute goal rescued a point for Moors after Nathan Blissett’s first half opener had been cancelled out by Harrogate’s Mark Beck and Joe Leesley in a 2-2 draw at Wetherby Road.

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