20th Aug, 2019

Solihull Moors told: Seize your chance

Craig Gibbons 29th Mar, 2018

SOLIHULL Moors must start turning their chances into goals when they face a crucial Easter double-header against two sides battling for promotion.

Despite having to pit their wits against two sides gunning for promotion to the Football League, boss Mark Yates is searching for maximum points in every game as Moors bid to retain their National League status.

Moors, who occupy the final relegation spot, entertain Aldershot Town on Friday before travelling to Prenton Park on Monday to face Tranmere Rovers.

“We want three points on Friday and then we will look at it after that,” he said.

“Our aim is to win 21 points and that is what we are going to try and do.

“Our home form has to continue because we are a different team at home, so long may that continue.”

Moors head into Friday’s clash against the Shots at the Automated Technology Group Stadium on the back of Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Halifax Town, a result which extended Solihull’s unbeaten run to four games.

Yates had to make a couple of enforced changes with Paul Green and George Carline coming in to replace the injured Jamey Osborne and Kyle Storer who missed out through illness.

Attacking midfielder Omari Sterling-James also made his return after re-joining the club on loan from Mansfield Town.

“I do not know what it is at the minute but we are not quite the same away from home,” said Yates, reflecting on Saturday’s performance.

“Adi Yussuf is looking at a chance where he was under the bar and has somehow blazed it over, but I think it is a point gained.

“I am really pleased that we kept a clean sheet.

“They will look at the game and say there are things we could have done better and things that were not brilliant.

“It is a clean sheet away from home and it is another point towards where we want to go to. They put in a shift every week, that is without a question.

“If a couple of those chances went in, we would have been alright.”

Meanwhile, there have been a few departures at Moors with Romario Martin joining Romulus on a youth loan until the end of the season in a bid to give the St Kitts international more chances of first-team football in the short term.

Ben Frempah and Simeon Maye have left by mutual consent.

Defender Frempah joined Moors towards the end of last year from Ross County but first-team chances have been limited.

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