Liam McDonald determined to keep Solihull Moors in the National League after tasting five consecutive defeats - The Solihull Observer

Liam McDonald determined to keep Solihull Moors in the National League after tasting five consecutive defeats

Solihull Editorial 13th Apr, 2017   0

FOOTBALL: LIAM McDonald admits he feels ‘embarrassed’ by Saturday’s 9-0 hammering at Tranmere but wants Solihull Moors fans to continue to back the club in their fight to stay in the Vanarama National League.

Moors slipped to their biggest ever defeat on Saturday and a fifth successive loss now sees them hovering just three points above the drop zone.

But McDonald is determined to get the job done and defy pre-season odds to keep Moors in the top flight of non-league football.

He said: “So much as been said about Saturday’s defeat – we feel embarrassed and there is a real sense of shame in the squad.

“Due to our situation with injuries it was not the strongest team but no one expected the manner of the defeat and nobody wants to be involved in anything like that again. That is the reason I am confident about the way we will approach Good Friday.

“We are not in a hopeless position –the outcome of the season is in our hands. I think everyone associated with the club realised that our first season at this level would go down to the wire and the lads will dig deep to steer us to safety.

“The drop in form was not expected and with hindsight I believe the last gasp defeat at Forest Green left us in a bad place psychologically. I will do everything I can to turn things around as we start our run in to the end of the season.”

McDonald has been boosted by the return of Liam Daly for Friday’s clash at The Automated Technology Group Stadium, but he will be without the services of Shepherd Murombedzi and Regan Charles-Cook.

“We have had more than our fair share of injuries – Andy Brown, Connor Franklin, Shep Murombedzi and skipper Liam Daly.

“Other players have moved to pastures new. We have just lost five games on the trot, something which as never happened to me before. It has been challenging but I believe in the current squad.”

“We depend on the support from our fans and I want us to stick together and go forward together starting with York City. Please get behind the lads on Friday and let them know you are there for them.”

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