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Moors boss hopeful of league win

A DEPLETED Solihull Moors side face a long trip to Workington tomorrow with manager Bob Faulkner urging his side to stand up and be counted.

Solihull Moors

A DEPLETED Solihull Moors side face a long trip to Workington tomorrow with manager Bob Faulkner urging his side to stand up and be counted.

The Setanta Shield tie with neighbours Redditch United on Tuesday was postponed until September 23 as officials deemed the waterlogged Valley Stadium pitch unplayable.

And Lee Collins' early header counted for nothing last Saturday as Moors' home encounter with Droylsden lasted just 17 minutes in the torrential rain.

But while Moors enjoyed a welcomed break to heal their wounds, Workington were taking a bruising of their own with two defeats in three days.

The Cumbria side were beaten 1-0 by local rivals Redditch last Saturday and suffered a crushing 3-1 defeat to Farsley Celtic in the Setanta Shield on Tuesday.

Solihull Moors

A win at Borough Park tomorrow will see Moors' leapfrog Darren Edmondson's side and more than likely move them out of the relegation zone.

Faulkner admitted that the two abandoned games came at a good time with his side nursing a number of injuries, but he is hoping to take advantage of Workington's tired legs.

"We have got to go up there and make it worth our while," he said.

"They've lost their last few games so we'll be hoping to get something out of the game.

"Missing our last two matches has given us a bit of time to re-assess and we're hoping to have a few players back. Jason Moore and Andy Ducros have returned to light training so we're hoping they will feature."

Saturday's game is too early for Jake Sedgemore who had an operation on Thursday and Junior English is waiting to see a consultant.

 

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