Solihull Moors kick-off their pre-season campaign tonight with a trip to Southern Premier League Central side Tamworth.
The Moors will be looking to start pre-season strong against a side who last season were relegated from the National League North.
There will be a few familiar faces in the Tamworth squad tonight, with Kristian Green and Paul Green having joined the Lambs over the summer months, with Paul Green now operating in a player/coach capacity for the club.
Chris Lait is another player to have left the Moors for Tamworth over the summer, but the midfielder is likely to miss the game due to injury.
Tamworth also count Joel Kettle, Jaz Singh and Tristian Dunkley on their books. Kettle joined Tamworth on loan from Solihull Moors last December, before joining them on a permanent basis in March. The defender appeared 41 times for the Moors, scoring three times.
Goalkeeper Singh had a four-year spell with the Moors between 2010 and 2014, appearing over 170 times for club, while Dunkley had a short spell with the club under former boss Liam McDonald last season, appearing 11 times before departing to re-unite with McDonald at Rushall Olympic.
Tonight’s game also marks the first time Tim Flowers has taken charge of the side, with the former England goalkeeper having been given the manager’s job after the departure of Mark Yates to Macclesfield Town in June. Tonight will also be a chance for Moors fans to see some of Flowers’ new players, with four players having arrived through the doors so far.
Defender Alex Gudger was the first to arrive at the ATG, signing from Brackley Town. Striker Danny Wright followed soon after, joining the club after his release by League Two side Cheltenham Town at the end of last season. Midfielder Luke Maxwell joined on loan from Birmingham City, and goalkeeper Ryan Boot was the latest to sign, joining from Port Vale.
These new faces will join the squad tonight in what is expected to be a mix of first-team players, trialists and a few prospects from the Moors Academy squad.