22nd Jul, 2017

Liam McDonald - all players will get there opportunity to shine at Solihull Moors

FOOTBALL: LIAM McDonald will maximise his squad when his Solihull Moors side travel to famous non-league side Bromley where they will be looking to bounce back to winning ways in the National League.

Moors recorded an emphatic 3-0 victory over FA Cup giant killers Sutton United on Saturday, but on Tuesday evening they slipped to a narrow 2-1 defeat on the road at Woking.

This Saturday Moors visit Bromley were were an original member of the Southern league and have played at their Hayes Lane ground since 1938.

Managed for the last year by the vastly experienced Neil Smith, they currently sit in 11th place with just five points separating them from Moors in 15th position.

“We have done our homework on Bromley and will adjust the game plan to maximise our chances there,” said McDonald.

“The players know I try to choose the right team with the right individual talents for each specific game.

“It is tough to be on the bench but the likes of Ashley Sammons and Pearson Mwanyongo know their turn will come.

“They understand exactly where we are and know that everyone has a part to play.They will grab the opportunity when it arrives.”

Despite losing both Jamey Osborne and Akwasi Asante to Grimsby Town in the January transfer window, McDonald and his backroom staff have recruited sensibly.

Goalkeeper Nathan Baxter has impressed since joining on loan, while recent signings Oladapo Afolayan and Regan Charles-Cook both made an immediate impact by scoring on their debut during the 3-0 victory over Sutton.

“Losing Jamey was tough because he was probably the best player in this league, but he and Asante were given an opportunity and now they are both living the dream.

“Would we miss them. It’s easy to say now because I didn’t want to lose good footballers but I haven’t heard any Moors fans for players mention their name since they left.

“For me I believe we have a better squad now than we did last month. The dressing room is stronger and that’s down to everyone.

“It’s difficult to see the old guard leave but I have to try and stamp my authority on things and we’re continuing to move in the right direction.”