SOLIHULL Moors boss Marcus Bignot is calling for one last massive effort to preserve the team’s Blue Square status for next season.
Solihull are one of eight clubs teetering on the verge of the drop zone and face an FC Halifax side at Damson Park on Saturday who need a point to make the premier play offs.
“Hopefully our mental strength will get across the line,” said Bignot, who blamed a lack of match conditioning in the pre-season for the recent slump in his side’s form. The players did brilliantly pulling the side round after a poor start to the season but having to change the squad half way meant that a lot of the players didn’t have a pre-season and that’s costing us now.
“Now we need to be hard to beat. We’ve shown all season that we can play against the top sides and get a result.
“We have the fourth best defence in the league and we are fortunate that our fate is in our own hands.
You can’t take anything for granted, it’s up to us, this is our business.”
In a thrilling match last weekend, Solihull held highflying Harrogate to a 1-1 draw in front of a packed crowd with goalkeeper Jas Singh once again the hero.
Solihull fell behind to a Lee Elam goal after just seven minutes when Bignot made the big call of moving skipper Phil Midowrth into midfield with Dean Bennett moving to the back four.
His decision paid off as the team immediately looked more cohesive and with Singh in fine form between the sticks, started the threaten. With ten minutes remaining a superb Michael Blackwood in-swinging corner was met by Stuart Pierpoint who crashed the ball into the back of the net.