Solihull Moors begin 2019 with a home fixture against Chesterfield at the Automated Technology Group Stadium. Kick off is 3pm on New Year’s Day.
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Solihull sit fifth in the National League after one win and two defeats over the festive period. That victory came in the reverse fixture at Chesterfield where the Moors walked away with a 4-0 win.
The Spireites, on the other hand, find themselves in the bottom four after a run of just one win in 23 National League fixtures. They did, however, pick up a point against Hartlepool on the weekend.
In the opposite dugout
Chesterfield have a new man in the dugout after Martin Allen was sacked following our game with them at the Proact Stadium.
Academy Manager John Pemberton has been put in temporary charge of the team. His playing career included spells at Crewe, Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and Leeds.
The 54-year-old has also been in caretaker charge of Nottingham Forest and Bristol City on two separate occasions.
Opposition key man
Lee Shaw – the striker joined the club at the start of the season after initially trialling for League Two Lincoln.
He is yet to score in 25 appearances this season, but made a name for himself at Grantham Town where he had two prolific seasons.
A quote from the Manager
Tim Flowers: "It will be a very tough game and all of a sudden everyone’s looking over their shoulders. People have got something to prove all of a sudden.
"We have to make sure that we’re right on it and be strong, powerful and physical like we showed at their place – that we will be."
The last time the two sides met
The two sides met on Boxing day where the Moors came out 4-0 winners. Goals from Nathan Blissett (2), Alex Gudger and Jermaine Hylton secured all three points for Flowers’ side.
Did you know?
Gordon Banks, a World Cup winner with England in 1966, began his career with Chesterfield. He was a member of the team defeated by Manchester United in the 1955-56 FA Youth Cup final and went on to make 26 first team appearances for the Spireites before being sold to Leicester City.
Moors have no fresh injury concerns.
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