Solihull Moors continue play-off push with midweek trip to Eastleigh

Three points in tonight’s visit to Hampshire would provide a big boost for Neal Ardley’s side

<p>Joe Sbarra from Solihull Moors</p>

Joe Sbarra from Solihull Moors

Solihull Moors welcome two players back from suspension for this evening’s (Tuesday) visit to Eastleigh – although only one of them is likely to feature.

James Ball is in contention after missing Saturday’s victory over Maidenhead for accumulating five yellow cards and captain Kyle Storer is available once again after serving his three-match suspension, but the latter has suffered a calf injury which is likely to keep him out.

One player who definitely will miss out is defender Callum Howe who will this week have a scan on a hip injury which has hampered him in recent weeks.

The Spitfires are 15th in the National League table – eight places and 11 points behind Moors – who occupy the final play-off place in seventh.

Ardley’s men are in buoyant mood after three successive victories without conceding a goal – the latter being Saturday’s 4-0 win in Berkshire where Joe Sbarra, Harry Boyes, Jamey Osborne and Justin Donawa all found the net.

Boyes and Osborne both struck with spectacular efforts which reflect the confidence running through the camp having come within a whisker of dumping League One promotion-chasers Wigan Athletic out of the FA Cup.

Victory this evening would lift Moors to within a point of current leaders Chesterfield ahead of another crunch league fixture at fellow high-flyers Wrexham on Boxing Day.

Prior to that, Solihull head to AFC Fylde in the FA Trophy third round on Saturday.

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