Following Saturday’s goalless draw against Barnet, Solihull Moors return to the SportNation.bet Stadium in a positive frame of mind after registering back-to-back clean sheets.
Tuesday’s opponents Wrexham are still searching for their first away victory of the season and sit in 20th place in the National League table.
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After a difficult run of results, including a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of in-form Yeovil, the Moors fought back with a 2-0 win at home to Stockport before picking up a point on the road against Barnet last time out.
Last season’s title challengers Wrexham have endured a difficult start to the campaign, picking up 14 points from their opening 13 league games. The Welsh outfit travel to the West Midlands on the back of a morale-boosting 1-0 victory at home to Ebbsfleet, however.
In the opposite dugout
After Wrexham parted company with Bryan Hughes last week, Brian Flynn was put in temporary charge, overseeing Saturday’s victory against Ebbsfleet.
Flynn has a strong association with the Dragons – he made 100 appearances for the club as a player before taking over as manager between 1989 and 2001.
During his 12-year tenure, Wrexham won three Welsh Cups and gained promotion to the second division.
Opposition key man - Shaun Pearson
Through times of adversity, the leaders of the squad are often the ones called upon, and Pearson has caught the eye with a number of dominant performances since joining the club in 2017.
The captain has been the proverbial rock at the heart of the Wrexham defence and also offers a threat going forward, having scored six times in the National League last season.
The last time the two sides met - Wrexham 1-0 Solihull Moors, Saturday 29th December 2018
Tim Flowers’ side slipped down to fifth in the National League table after tasting defeat in North Wales.
The hosts took the lead after 49 minutes through Paul Rutherford, who prodded home from close range after good work on the left-hand side from James Jennings.
Rutherford’s strike proved to be decisive, as Wrexham took all three points to close the gap on Leyton Orient at the top of the league.
A quote from the Gaffer
Tim Flowers: "It's our catch up game from the Scotland trip, so we need to cement the away point that we gained on Saturday with a big performance at home against Wrexham.
"Both teams have got a quick turnaround - we're getting used to it. We're Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday until we're opening presents at Christmas!"
Did you know?
Wrexham AFC were formed in 1864, which makes them the oldest Welsh club and the third oldest club in professional football, behind fellow National League side Notts County, who were formed two years prior in 1862.
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