The Armco Arena. Credit, Richard King

Tonight, Notts County travel to Solihull Moors in search for three points to keep them at the top of the National League table.

However, there is a pitch inspection at the Armco Arena at 1pm this afternoon to see if the pitch is suitable to play on.

County will be fresh after their scheduled game against Chesterfield at the weekend was postponed due to a frozen pitch, along with many others across the National League.

County are unbeaten in their last five league games but last time out, they were knocked out of the FA Trophy by Maidstone United on penalties.

County’s last game in the National League was two weeks ago when they were held one a piece to 12th place Boreham Wood.

They will be looking forward to tomorrow night’s match in a bid to earn all three points in their return to the National League.

Their opponents, Solihull Moors sit in 13th place, with their game at the weekend also being postponed due to the freezing weather conditions.

Speaking in the press conference, County boss Luke Williams said: “The players were brilliant yesterday in training and good today in training so I can’t complain with the way they have reacted to the disappointment of not playing Chesterfield.”

“There are no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game, just players getting closer to being included have now missed one less game.”

Solihull’s star midfielder Joe Sbarra will look to continue to his fine form and County have to be cautious of the threat that Sbarra can pose.

The 24-year-old midfielder found the back of the net in Solihull’s 2-1 win against Oldham Athletic in their last game.

Williams played down any transfer rumours regarding Joe Sbarra saying, “It’s not any of our business while he’s under contract with Solihull. We know and appreciate how good he is”

“I am not going to deny that he hasn’t been analysed by the recruitment team.”

Joe Sbarra in training. Credit, Richard King.

County’s top goal scorer Macaulay Longstaff will want to continue his fine season, scoring 22 in 26 and can give the Solihull defenders a difficult time, a ropey group that have shipped 36 goals in 25 games.

In a manager head-to-head, Luke Williams has never lost to Solihull’s Neal Ardley and will hope to continue this record tonight.

A win is important for County tomorrow because second place Wrexham are flying and are level on points after a 91st-minute winner at the weekend kept them tied with County.

Wrexham also have a game in hand, so as soon as County drop points it becomes an excellent opportunity for the Welsh side to capitalise and go top of the National League.

All eyes turn to Armco Arena with a match report to come on

The stats:

  • Head to head Solihull have one win, County have four and the draw has three.
  • County go in favourites at 1/2, Solihull at 4/1 and the draw is 7/2.
  • Solihull have won just one of their last five.
  • County unbeaten in five.