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Solihull Moors: Gutted For The Lads

Posted by Luke Davis
Posted on Wed 16 Dec 2020
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Following FC Halifax Town’s narrow defeat away to Solihull Moors, manager Pete Wild spoke to Shaymen TV to give his thoughts.

“I thought we were very unlucky,” Wild said. “I’m gutted for the lads because I thought they gave everything tonight. The other side of the post here or there and we come away with at least a point. I thought we completely matched them all over the park. Second half I felt we were by far the better side. If the rumours are true, they have nearly £1 million more budget than me. That shows that we are capable of going toe-to-toe with the so called ‘big boys’ of this league. That is really pleasing as it shows our recruitment was right and our style of play is right. We have just got to take our chances. We were unfortunate tonight; Byrne gets a clear header on it and it just goes the wrong side. But that’s football, sometimes you have the luck, sometimes you do not, but we go into Saturday full of confidence.”

Jake Hyde was brought off with an injury just moments before Town found the first goal of the game. Wild is disappointed that the in-form striker has picked up an injury just as it seemed as if The Shaymen were going to be up to full strength.

“It looks like a hamstring injury,” Wild told Shaymen TV. “We will assess that over the next couple of days and see where we are at. That is particularly disappointing as he was just getting up to full speed and we were getting close to full numbers. But again, that’s football and we have just got to get on with it and it is going to be a sort of next man up job.”

Following a wonder-strike from Kyle Hudlin, Halifax were unlucky not to equalise in added time as Neill Byrne saw his header come back off the post.

“They were going in last week,” Wild said. “Unfortunately, you can have it go your way all the time. Unfortunately, it did not go our way tonight. But like I say, we move on to Saturday and we are ready to rock and roll again.”

The Shaymen host Hartlepool United this Saturday in the FA Trophy. Wild is looking to build on the performance and hopefully go on a cup run.

“It is one of our three games against them,” Wild told Shaymen TV. “We want a good cup run. There were some absolutely horrendous challenges tonight that went unpunished. That means I will have to see how our players are and from that I will make a decision on the team. But it is a break in the league and we really want that cup run. Hopefully, we can deliver just that on Saturday.”

Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV.

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