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Solihull Moors' blend of youth and experience is defying the bookmakers' predictions.

SOLIHULL Moors boss Marcus Bignot is keeping his feet on the ground despite the rich run of form his side has found.

SOLIHULL Moors boss Marcus Bignot is keeping his feet on the ground despite the rich run of form his side has found.

The Damson Park outfit have moved comfortably into mid-table in the Blue Square North after a brief early season flirtation with the lower half of the league.

“I’m still looking over my shoulder at the moment,” said Bignot.

“We were the bookmakers favourites to go down at the start of the season and we still have to keep our eyes on that as I’d love to prove them wrong,” he added.

His team didn’t lose a game in November then beat Stalybridge Celtic in the BSN in between losing two cup fixtures.

The first was a blip in form in the Birmingham Senior Cup to Coventry Sphinx and then in a superb fighting performance against highfliers Wrexham in the FA Trophy when they were denied at least a draw.

Bignot however is not getting carried away and wants to see how the land lies after the congested January programme before he starts thinking of pushing for a play off place.

“Obviously if we continue on this run we will clamber up the table but the games come thick and fast in January and I’ll be using every member of our squad to get us through it.”

Bignot puts Solihull’s success down to a blend of youth and experience in his team with the introduction of stars like Omar Bogle and Dior Angus combining well with an old guard of Junior English, Dom Langdon and Jas Singh in goal.

“The youngsters bring an energy and pace to the team,” he said, “but you’ve got to strike a balance and we’ve got senior players who can give the youngsters the ability to play without pressure on them.”

Solihull Moors are next in action on Saturday, December 29 at Damson Park when they play Bishops Stortford at home, kick off 3pm.

 

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