Southport face Solihull Moors live on BT Sport on Tuesday evening and will hope to move three points closer to safety against last year’s National League North champions.
The Moors overcame Maidstone United on Saturday thanks to a hat trick from Akwasi Asante, and currently lie 16th in the Vanarama National League. Incredibly their manager Marcus Bignot, formerly of Crewe, Bristol Rovers and QPR, has been at the club for six years, without ever being given a contract.
The Sandgrounders will hope to put on a show for the cameras and in doing so they could move level with both Woking and York. To do this they will have to avoid conceding early in the game, an issue that was again present against Bromley at the weekend and one that must be eradicated if Southport are to improve their league standing.
In-form striker Jamie Allen may well hold the key to returning from the Midlands with three points, his recent performances fully deserving of the Trust in Yellow player of the month award that he received before the Bromley game.
By Christy Byrne