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Marcus Bignot says new number two Roger Ashby’s know-how and contacts tick all the boxes to complete…

….Blue Square Bet North club Solihull Moors’ revamped back-room staff.

Moors boss Bignot took the difficult decision to part company with assistant Barry Powell in the wake of their dreadful start to the season but former Nuneaton Town, Rushden & Diamonds and Bedford Town manager Ashby joined him in the dug-out for the first time in the goalless draw at Colwyn Bay.

Craig Hinton has also become player-coach, with the former Kidderminster Harriers, Bristol Rovers and Northampton Town defender having joined Moors as a player last month.

Bignot says Ashby and Hinton – together with physio Dean Spink and goalkeeping coach Adam Rachel – provide the perfect back-up to kick-start Moors’ season.

“Barry is a good friend of mine and he has got a wealth of experience on the coaching field but it was best we went our separate ways,” said Bignot. “At the moment, we need something else, someone to watch games, look out for players and having the contacts and Roger fits the bill perfectly.

“Now we’ve got Craig as player-coach as well. He enjoys the coaching side and he has also got the experience of being assistant-manager at Bristol Rovers last season which is again something we can draw on.

“You need the right people behind you and with the five of us I think we tick all the boxes.”

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