New manager Liam McDonald says he will put his own stamp on Solihull Moors through evolution, rather than revolution.

Having been appointed successor to Marcus Bignot, McDonald has just served his first week in non-league’s top tier with The Moors.

The former Redditch United and Hednesford Town boss says he has inherited a strong squad and wants to continue to build on Bignot’s legacy.

And while both managers share a similar attacking philosophy McDonald will look to tweak areas to ensure Moors secure their first target – to remain in the Vanarama National League.

“I don’t want to come in and start changing to many things,” said McDonald. “Most of the lads have been with Marcus for a few seasons, winning the league last season and having a strong start to the season.

“I want to build on what Marcus has done but I’m my own manager. I want to put my imprint on the team, on how we go out and play, how we play entertaining, winning football. I want to put a smile on people’s faces.

“That’s been my approach at my two other clubs. In most of our games, my teams have most possession, most chances, most shots on goal. That’s what I want at Solihull Moors. I know that will be difficult because of the strength of the league.

“At the start of the season, with Moors playing at this level for the first time and being a part-time club in what is essentially a full-time league, people had them down to fight a relegation battle.

“I’ve spoken to the players about targets, that will stay in the dressing room, but I’m very positive. Having spoken to Marcus at some length he is very positive too.

“We had a good chat about players, about the squad, about different things and that’s given me a great insight. I’m really grateful.”


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