LAWLOR | "It’s good to be back"

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 30 Sep 2019

Jake Lawlor is happy to be back in the Wrexham team, and relishing a physical battle away to Solihull Moors on Tuesday night.

The Dragons make the trip to the West Midlands on the back of Saturday’s 1-0 win against Ebbsfleet – in Brian Flynn’s first of two games in interim charge.

It was Lawlor’s second game back after suspension, after the centre-back marked his comeback by scoring at Fylde.

And Lawlor knows the Moors – who, like Wrexham, have so far failed to match the form which saw them qualify for last year’s play-offs – will pose a tough mid-week test.

“You do relish these games,” he said. “It was a bit of a test on Saturday, a similar sort of thing, but I’m looking forward to playing against Solihull.

“We know what to expect playing against them. They are a good side, and they are another that haven’t started how they would have liked or how people would have expected, so it’s going to be a tough test for us.

“Obviously it was a good result on Saturday, having been disappointing on Tuesday night not to come away with at least a point, but it’s good to be back.

“Injury toward the back-end of last season, followed by the suspensions this season, it’s not been great personally but it’s just about getting a good run in the team and hopefully with that a good run of wins collectively.”

Lawlor formed part of a back three in the matches against Fylde and Ebbsfleet, as Wrexham reverted to the system previously used a lot in pre-season.

And he says there was always the belief in the changing room that the Dragons would end their winless run.

“We played the three-at-the-back on Saturday and that worked quite well. It’s just a case of find what’s right for us at the minute and getting more wins.

“We’d worked hard on it over the summer, so it has been quite simple for the lads to slot back into it.

“I think within the changing room all the lads thought our run would come, it would change at any point, but it was a lot of silly goals and bad luck [that stopped it happening].

“It was a bit of a relief to get that win, and it’s going to be a tough game on Tuesday night but we’re very capable of getting three points and going on a good run.”

Lawlor also paid tribute to former manager Bryan Hughes, adding: “The lads enjoyed playing for him and it was just a bit unlucky that it hasn’t worked out for him this season. The lads are all sad to see him go.”

Wrexham take on Solihull Moors at Damson Park on Tuesday October 1, with the match kicking off at 7.45pm. For more information, see our guide.

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