Solihull Moors boss Neal Ardley gives thoughts on ticket prices ahead of final

Moors boss Neal Ardley has given his thoughts on today’s final opponents and discussed the controversial ticket prices

Solihull Moors are just one game away from reaching the Football League for the first time in their relatively short history.

The club, which was founded in 2007, will be promoted to League 2 if they beat Grimsby Town at West Ham’s London Stadium this afternoon (5 June).

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Ahead of the 3pm kick-off, Moors boss Neal Ardley has said Grimsby could actually benefit from having had to play extra-time twice.

Neal Ardley (Getty Images)

Speaking to BBC West Midlands, Ardley said: “It could be a factor if it’s in their legs but then it could be a massive positive for them.

“They’ve been through it and they’ve had to score last-minute goals and come from behind, we haven’t experienced that.

“They know they’ve got that character to dig in and cope and we’ve got to find out if we have if it comes to it. It’ll all come down to who turns up and gives their best performance on Sunday.”

Ahead of the game, some fans have expressed their frustration over what some have called ‘disgraceful’ ticket prices for the final.

Adult tickets cost around £40-£45, including booking fees.

Following the backlash, Ardley told the BBC: “It’s a fantastic venue but it’s a shame because I’m hearing and seeing that a lot of people are struggling to afford to come.

“Really you’d be better off reducing the prices and getting more people in to make the National League look better, which isn’t easy because it is a fantastic league.”

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