SOLIHULL Moors boss Marcus Bignot is calling on football fans to get behind one of the best sides in the West Midlands.
With Villa losing out to lowly Bradford City and Blues and Wolves helping to prop up the Championship, only Solihull Moors have put together a 12 game unbeaten run.
Now he’s appealing to local football fans to come on down to Damson Park and support their local team.
“I really think we’re at a crossroads.” said Bignot. “If we want to continue as a successful football club, we need to get more people down here.”
There’s no doubting the quality of the football either. After a stuttering start and being favourites for the drop, Moors have steadily climbed up the Blue Square North table to sit in 12th position, just three points behind the play offs.
Not bad for a club with gates of less than 200 playing teams with the backing of thousands of fans.
“We have our 12th man fund where supporters can, for as little as £2, see their money out on the pitch in action, and that’s paying off,” said Bignot, “but we also need to stay healthy off the pitch too.”
Club chairman Nigel Collins echoed his call: “There’s no disguising the fact that it’s very difficult everywhere at the moment and getting people down here has always been a problem,” he said.
“Next season we’ll be running up to ten teams down here through greater community involvement which should help.
“But if we could grow the support from 180 to 250 that would make a significant difference to us.”
Weather permitting, Solihull Moors play Harrogate Town at Damson Park tomorrow, Saturday, kick off 3pm followed byColwyn Bay, also at home, on the following Tuesday, kick off 7.45pm.
Both are winnable games too and ideal for jaded local football fans desperate to cheer on a successful team - and watch some quality footie too.