2nd Dec, 2016

Solihull Boss Marcus Bignot determined to get back to winning ways

Solihull Editorial 28th Jan, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

BACK-to-back defeats for the first time this season has not dampened the mood inside the Solihull Moors camp according to manager Marcus Bignot.

A disappointing 6-0 defeat away at Harrogate Town last Saturday was soon followed by a Birmingham Senior Cup exit on the road at Redditch United on Monday night.

Moors will be looking to bounce back this Saturday when they host Brackley Town and Bignot revealed his side will not be letting last week’s six-goal whitewash affect their preparations.

He said: “You have to take your hat off to last week’s opposition. Harrogate deserved their win and the scoreline did not flatter them.

“It won’t break us – it’s only going to make us. I have no doubt that we will bounce back and we are looking forward to the Brackley game.

“Our league position and results generally show it was a one off. Our league is getting stronger each year but we are still top of the table despite last week’s result.

“I think all the managers in the National North would like to swap with me at this moment – we are in a great position.”

The last time Moors met Brackley it was Bignot’s side who were celebrating a 3-0 victory, but since then the Saints have strengthened their side with three loan signings.

Matty Lowe has joined from Cambridge, Liam Slade moves from League One side Burton Albion and Junior English moves from Moors, although he is unavailable for Saturday’s game.

Recent results have seen a quick improvement in the squad with a 4-0 home win against FC United of Manchester and last week they beat North Ferriby United 2-1 away from home.

Bignot added: “Brackley are fighting for their lives near the wrong end of the league table and although we beat them convincingly at home a few weeks ago, no two games are the same.

“I am expecting a tough encounter. I have every faith in my group – these boys will get over that defeat and respond.”