FOOTBALL: Former Wolves defender Keith Lowe has backed new joint Solihull Moors manager Mark Yates to succeed at Damson Park, writes Andrew Gate.
Yates is sharing the role with former Blackburn Rovers and England goalkeeper Tim Flowers, as they take over from Richard Money and look to steer Moors away from the National League relegation zone.
Lowe himself is currently looking for promotion with current club Macclesfield Town, but the defender has previously played under Yates in spells with both Kidderminster and Cheltenham.
And he says his former manager can turn Solihull’s situation around.
“Mark is a very good manager and he has a very good eye for a player,” said Lowe.
“He has a very positive effect on players. He is very encouraging, and his coaching helps players to improve themselves.
“I’m sure he can turn Solihull’s fortunes around. He has lots of experience at this level and above so that will stand him and the club in good stead.
“It was a pleasure playing for him for such a long time. I really enjoyed working with him and I wish him every success.”
Yates spent five years at Cheltenham as a manager, and during his time at Whaddon Road he guided the club to the playoffs in 2012 and 2013.
However, with Yates and Flowers becoming Solihull’s third managerial appointment this season, Lowe believes that the club will need to give the duo time to work their magic.
He said: “I think it’s important all managers have time to put their own stamp on things. I think here at Macclesfield is a good example of that.
“I don’t know Tim Flowers personally or professionally, but I hope they can work well together to turn their fortunes around.”