Solihull Moors entertain Altrincham at the SportNation.bet Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday in the Vanarama National League.
Kick Off: 3pm
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The Moors have lost three out of their last four games but will be pleased to be returning to the SportNation.bet Stadium when form at home is strong. Mark Yates’ side have won four out of their last five home fixtures.
Alty sit three points and a place below Moors in the league table, playing two games extra. They’re on a five-game winless run, but did pick up a point against Notts County last time out.
In the Opposite Dugout – Phil Parkinson
Phil Parkinson was appointed on 28 April 2017, the eve of the last game of the 2016/17 season in which Altrincham had been relegated to the Northern Premier League. Phil arrived three days after his former club, Nantwich Town, had lost in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League promotion play- off semi-final at Spennymoor Town. He had managed The Dabbers since February 2015 and in that time, he had transformed them from a relegation-threatened club to promotion contenders. Phil also took Nantwich to the FA Trophy semi-finals in 2016.
As a player, he was a junior at Crewe Alexandra, and then at Reading, before having a year at Port Vale. He made some 200 appearances for Nantwich as a player, where he captained the team that won the FA Vase in 2006, as well as leading the Dabbers to promotion from the North West Counties League and UniBond League First Division.
Phil enjoyed promotion from the NPL as champions in his first season and reached the play-offs in 2018/19 in National League North before winning promotion to the National League via the play-offs in 2020.
One To Watch – Ryan Colclough
Winger Ryan Colclough made a surprise debut from the Altrincham bench against Bromley on 24 November 2020, having been signed that day on a short-term contract after departing from Scunthorpe United where, ironically, he had been keeping Alty loanee Andy Dales out of the side.
On 12 December 2020, after just one start and two appearances from the bench for Altrincham, Ryan signed for the club until the end of 2021/22 season.
Earlier in his careeer, after more than three years at Crewe (2012-16), Ryan moved to Wigan Athletic and went on loan from there to MK Dons before signing for Scunthorpe United in August 2018.
On 24 November, 2020 he made his Alty debut at home to Bromley.
Tyrone Williams serves the final game of his four-match suspension following his straight red card at Dagenham.
Stephen Gleeson and Nathan Cameron made their return back from injury in Saturday’s defeat at Wrexham, while Jamie Ward continues to progress.
Long-term absentees Jamey Osborne, Callum Howe, Alex Gudger and Kyle Howkins remain unavailable.
Justin Donawa is the cover star on our matchday programme, which can be purchased for just £3 HERE
Moors are delighted to announce the Nags Head as their Bank Holiday Matchday Draw sponsors ahead of Monday’s clash with Altrincham.
After the success of their last matchday draw, the Nags Head in Henley-in-Arden are once again offering a Sunday lunch and bottle of wine for two!
Since the pub has reopened, many have already sampled the delights of the Nags’ delicious roast and here’s your chance to see what all the fuss is about.
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How to Follow the Game
Live Stream (£7.50): https://live.groupvisual.co.uk/smfc
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