Solihull Moors travel to Aldershot Town on Tuesday evening knowing that a win would take them top of the Vanarama National League table.
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The Shots are on an unwanted run of no win in their last 16 matches – this has left them languishing in the relegation zone in 22nd place and five points from safety.
The Moors are the form team in the National League having won four of their last five outings. Tim Flowers’ side lifted themselves back to second place after a 1-0 victory at Ebbsfleet on Saturday.
In the opposite dugout
Gary Waddock is in to his second year as Aldershot manager after being appointed for a second time.
The 56-year-old joined Aldershot in 2016 from Portsmouth where he was caretaker manager. He guided The Shots to a playoff place by finishing 5th last year. They were cruelly beaten 5-4 on penalties by Ebbsfleet in the first round of the playoffs.
Opposition key man
Bernard Mensah – The striker recently joined on loan from Bristol Rovers and has made an immediate impact, scoring in each of his first two games.
He is in his second spells at the EBB Stadium after playing for the club between 2016-18 and netting 14 goals in 56 appearances.
A quote from the Manager
Tim Flowers: “It’s a real walking wounded job, so we’ll reassess and pick a team accordingly.
“We might have to wait till late Tuesday before we pick a starting 11.
“14 games to go and we make no apology for the way we play. We’re a difficult team to play against.”
The last time the two sides met
Moors hosted Aldershot back in August in the third game of the campaign. One goal decided it as Danny Wright notched in the 50th minute to secure all three points for Solihull.
Did you know?
On March 25th 1992, Aldershot FC became the first Football League team to fold during the season since Accrington Stanley in 1962.
Luke Maxwell and Danny Wright are both suspended after picking up red cards on Saturday. Ryan Boot, who struggled early on with a hamstring tweak against Ebbsfleet, is set to be fit.
Tyrone Williams is an injury doubt after picking up a gash on his knee, while Matty Stenson is still nursing a shoulder injury.
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