Richard Money recognised there is plenty to build on from his first look at Solihull Moors – but plenty to work ahead as well.
Money’s first match in charge of the Vanarama National League strugglers ended in heartache for the experienced manager.
A late Hartlepool United winner after the Moors worked so hard to get back into the game saw the ex-Cambridge United and Luton Town get off to a difficult to digest start.
The 2-1 defeat was “painful” – but lessons, he declared, have to be learned fast when you are faced with a battle down at the bottom.
Solihull need to start winning and Money reflected on his first day in the job knowing he has seen enough to suggest survival is a real possibility.
— Solihull Moors FC (@SolihullMoors) October 11, 2017
He said: “I felt for the players because they gave everything they had to get back into it.
“It was difficult to take losing so late on after working so hard but that’s the life of a team down at the bottom of the table.
“There is a lot to work on but the first thing we have got to do is make sure we pick ourselves up real quickly. You can’t afford to get down about things, especially when you are in our position.
“Everyone knows this is a challenging league but it’s not all negativity. Far from it.”
Reinforcements are on their way, it seems. Money has identified some players who can aid their recovery.
“There are a few irons in the fire but we will wait and see what happens,” the new boss said.