Solihull Moors boss Marcus Bignot has been racking his brains to keep his Blue Square Bet North outfit in shape during…
….the current cold snap.
The club is building up a sizeable backlog of matches lost to the elements and Bignot fears the worse for Saturday’s fixture away to Guiseley.
“It’s all part and parcel of the Great British weather and it’s been difficult to find venues to keep the lads ticking over,” he said after Tuesday`s match against Hinckley United had been cancelled.
“We’ve did a spinning session at Fitness First in Solihull which was good fun and on Saturday we used the sports hall at Solihull College. It’s all about keeping them sharp and match-ready.”
Solihull will fancy their chances too against Guiseley, who sit second from top in the division on forty-nine points, some way behind runaway leaders Hyde FC.
They’ve already disposed of Hyde and promotion contenders Gainsborough Trinity and would be keen to make it three scalps in a row: “It’s tough for us the way the fixtures have fallen that our most recent games have all been against play-off contenders,” said Bignot.
“It’s a testing time but in the league on any given day any team can beat the other.”
Key to the Solihull resurgence has been the return of striker Ryan Beswick, who scored the club’s first ever league hat-trick against Gainsborough and slotted the winner against Hyde.
“He’s missed half the season and come back in but it would be wrong to pick out any individual because we’ve performed right across the squad.”