McNeilly: Shots remain positive ahead of Solihull

Aldershot Town return to National League action away at Solihull after an impressive 4-1 victory of Leiston at the weekend.

The fixture sees the Shots travel to Solihull in a game that had originally been postponed in December. 

Ahead of the game, Ross McNeilly analysed the Shots chances against the Moors;

“It’s two teams coming together not in the best form.” 

“They’re a side who was flying high at the start of the season and Neal has got them playing good football.” 

“They play out from the back, very attacking side very good ball possession side, we have a good idea of how they play so we’ll do our best to counteract that.” 

Adding onto the weekend’s FA Trophy win, McNeilly looked back at that result and the rest of the month moving forwards;

“We’ve got a tough January, lots of games in a short space of time.”

“The win at the weekend helped, even thought the performance isn’t what it should be or could be.”

“We’ve been positive all of the games even thought results haven’t gone our way.”

January can be hectic on and off the pitch, and McNeilly spoke about his team selection, and some criticism he has faced about bringing in younger players rather than experienced heads; 

“Justin {Amaluzor} is still not 100% fit.”

“Tommy {Willard} is back but he’s still not up to full fitness, he is being carefully brought back to full fitness.”

“He {Abimbola} is another young boy, he’s a 4 or an 8, he’s a box to box, he’s tough tackling he’s hard working.”

“We’ll have another young midfielder coming in, a lot of people will say they want experience in there, but we’ve got Joe Partington in there who 32 and Josh {McQuoid} in there coming back who’s 33.”

“Having a young player in there isn’t a bad thing, it’s good to have that energy and that youth as well as that enthusiasm and that fearlessness.” 

Recently in the National League goals have been hard to come by against tougher opposition for the Shots, but McNeilly remains positive heading into the Solihull clash; 

“If you’re not scoring but creating chances, then at least you’re creating chances”

“Scoring 4 against Leiston will hopefully give us some motivation and positivity that we can score goals”

The full interview is available on the Aldershot Town YouTube channel HERE.