Solihull Moors host second-placed Salford City at the Automated Technology Group Stadium on Saturday, where a win would put the Moors level on points with their opponents.
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Solihull moved up to fourth in the National League after a comprehensive 3-0 victory at Braintree in front of the BT Sport cameras last Saturday. That stretched the unbeaten run to seven games in all competitions, with no goals conceded in each of the last four.
Our visitors saw their 19-game unbeaten run come to an end on Wednesday evening after they lost out to Shrewsbury Town in an FA Cup replay. However, they haven’t lost in the league since early August and were 4-0 winners against Aldershot last time out.
In the opposite dugout
Graham Alexander was appointed as the Ammies manager in the summer, taking over from joint managers Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson. He previously guided Fleetwood Town to League One after winning the play-offs in 2013/14 and led Scunthorpe to the League One play-offs.
The 47-year-old enjoyed a playing career spanning 24 years, making over 800 appearances for Scunthorpe United, Luton Town, Preston North End and Burnley. He also collected 40 caps at international level for Scotland.
Opposition key man
Adam Rooney – the striker joined Salford in the summer after making a high-profile move from Aberdeen. He’s currently the top scorer in the National League with 15 goals to his name already this season.
A quote from the Manager
Tim Flowers: “It’s going to be an immensely tough game for us. We’ll have to make at least two changes with Ozzy (Jamey Osborne) and Corey O’Keeffe being suspended, but whoever has come in before hasn’t let us down.
“We don’t want to be changing our game plan too much because it will give the players a mixed message, but it’s won’t be easy – that’s for sure.
“We’ll have to keep an eye on all of them, not just one player. As soon as you do that and forget about the other 10, you’re going to find yourself in trouble.”
The last time the two sides met
This is the first meeting between the two clubs.
Did you know?
Former Manchester United stars Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt each own 10% of Salford City.
Moors will be without the suspended Jamey Osborne and Corey O’Keeffe after the pair picked up a fifth booking of the season against Braintree last weekend.
The only injury concerns for Tim Flowers are Jermaine Hylton and Tyrone Williams, who both missed out at Cressing Road.
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