FREEZING temperatures and heavy snow may have blighted last weekend’s fixture list but Solihull Moors’ manager Bob Faulkner insists his players’ preperations have not been affected this week.
Tomorrow they travel to troubled Harrogate Town - whose entire squad has been transfer listed and Faulkner is desperate to improve the Moors torrid away record.
“Away from home we have been a disaster,” he admitted.
“But we’re hoping it will change on Saturday.
“The lads have trained last Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday all through the snow and the spirit is good.
“There’s been a lot of banter - a few of them have been rolling in the snow and there’s been a few snowball fights but they’ve all trained really hard.”
Moors currently sit in 18th place and are in serious danger of being dragged into the relegation zone unless they improve on recent results.
Throughout the season injuries have severely hampered their progress but tomorrow they will be boosted by the return of leading goal-scorer Jake Edwards.
The nine-goal hotshot will return ahead of schedule after more than a month on the sidelines.
Former Shelbourne midfielder James Chambers is also fit for the trip and new signings Tom Bonner and Lee Downes are likely to feature.
However Faulkner will still have to make-do without the presence of key defensive duo Liam Daly and Lee Collins who are both suspended for the trip to the play-off hopefuls.
“We’ve got a few back now so it’s looking positive, but we are still missing our two centre-backs.
“Liam and Lee have been like lighthouses to us and it will be tough without them.”
After tomorrow’s encounter Moors take on Workington at Damson Park (7.45pm) next Tuesday (Feb 17) in a crunch relegation battle.
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