Liam McDonald praises the togetherness of Solihull Moors ahead of Wrexham clash - The Solihull Observer

Liam McDonald praises the togetherness of Solihull Moors ahead of Wrexham clash

FOOTBALL: TOGETHER is key to survival for Solihull Moors this season said Liam McDonald as he prepares his side for another tough home fixture against Wrexham this Saturday.

With just 13 games to go until their debut season in the National League comes to a close, Solihull Moors find themselves ten points clear of safety.

Their chances of securing their National League status early were boosted by a hard fought 1-0 victory over Barrow last Saturday and McDonald believes another three points will continue to build confidence in the Moors camp.

He said: “We spend a great deal of time working hard on what will get us a result from any particular game but at the end of the day it is the togetherness of this team which matters most and last Saturday we saw it work against Bromley.

“No matter what they threw at us we played for one another, kept our shape and even when down to ten men refused to surrender that precious lead.

“We needed a positive result to take in to the next two home matches. Both Wrexham and Torquay are big clubs and it was good to have the confidence builder at Bromley.

“I am told it was a last gasp added time winner which robbed us of the points on the away trip to North Wales but we will have worked on our game plan to avoid that happening again.”

Wrexham had won four of their last five matches before last Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at home to Aldershot and McDonald knows his side are in for yet another difficult encounter.

“Wrexham have slowly but steadily risen up the league this season but 34 of their 46 points have been earned at home.

“The appointment of Dean Keates as manager has been responsible for the improvement in form and they have quality players including the impressive Curtis Tilt in midfield.

“The Dragons are three points ahead of us having played one game extra so there is everything to play for, especially as we have a slightly better goal difference.

“From their point of view they will be looking to bounce back immediately from last week’s 0 -2 defeat by Aldershot”

As for team news ahead of Saturday’s mid-table clash, McDonald added: “The situation with the our injured players is looking better and I am hopeful that both Connor Franklin and Andy Brown will be fit in the next week or so.

“We have loaned Pearson Mwanyongo out to Barwell in the Northern Premier League so he can get some match fitness under his belt and hope he enjoys his time there.”


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