SOLIHULL Moors boss Marcus Bignot has revealed ambitious plans to build the club up from the foundations.
And the emphasis will be on developing the young talent that is already bursting through into the senior ranks at Damson Park.
Last week’s stunning and well deserved victory over Guiseley saw three teenagers blooded with youth team product Dior Angus winning man of the match.
However that match was only watched by 245 supporters and for Bignot the drive to encourage the youngsters goes much further than first team performances.
“We are starting to lay the foundations for vibrant youth and junior teams,” he said.
“We have got to be forward thinking and produce our own supporters, people who from an early age have been involved with the club and have fallen in love with it.
“We’re already engaging with the kids, getting them playing over at Solihull Moors, creating a welcoming, family atmosphere, I want a family football club.”
Bignot is also under no illusions of the task ahead of the Blue Square North outfit, particularly with ambitious newly promoted teams like Brackley Town and Chester already dominating the league.
“These are teams that have come in and aren’t focusing on this league, their aiming for the one above it, they’ve come in with financial backing and it’s got harder and harder.
“But we’re not pushing the panic button yet, we’re pro-active, both on and off the pitch and we’ve got to be or else we’ll fall short.”
Key to this has been the decision to give youngsters like Reece Fleet, Omar Bogle and Dior Angus an opportunity to show what they can do, particularly as the team last week were coming in off the back of four defeats.
“I wanted a reaction, something we could build on; I felt the team needed freshing up and we tinkered with the system and the players responded well.”
Solihull are at home to Altrincham this Saturday, kick off 3pm.