SOLIHULL Moors fans will have to wait to see top striker and former Villa star Darren Byfield in action.
The prolific scorer, now 35 but with six international caps for Jamaica under his belt, left Walsall after his second spell there in May and signed for the Moors last week.
Delighted manager Marcus Bignot said: “There was an opportunity to sign him and we took it. He’s a quality footballer and he’s been looking good in training although he’s been out for a while and we don’t expect him to feature for a few weeks.”
Byfield’s profile fits in exactly with the type of team Bignot is trying to build at Solihull ready for next season.
“We have been able to attract some big players with pedigree and we need that blend of experience in the side to and what they’ll bring to the club for next season,” he said, whilst admitting that once Byfield is in form, other clubs will come calling.
“There will be a load of clubs looking to sign him next season but for the moment we’re not going to rush him into the side.”
Solihull ground out a worthy draw against Altrincham last week, Jordan Fitzpatrick grabbing an early away goal in the fifth minute before their high flying opponents clawed one back 15 minutes from the final whistle.
Bignot said he was pleased with the result but felt the performance could have been better and he’ll be looking for more on the road again this Saturday against strugglers Workington Town.
“They are near the relegation zone while we want to push for a top ten finish so there is no room to relax.”
Moors continue their travels away to Workington this Saturday, March 31, kick off 3pm, then away Blyth Spartans on Tuesday, April 3, kick off 7.45pm, and Vauxhall Motors, away, on April 7, kick off 3pm.