BRAINTREE Town are only too aware of Solihull Moors' strengths but boss Danny Searle says the Iron must focus on themselves when they travel to the Vanarama National League's second-placed side tomorrow.

While Braintree, who are still bottom of the National League standings, were enjoying a superb and much-needed 3-0 victory at Sutton United on Tuesday night, Solihull moved into the top two in the table with a 1-0 home win against Gateshead.

Tim Flowers' side are riding the crest of a wave, having won seven and drawn one of their last ten league games and the Iron felt the weight of their physical presence in November when they were beaten 3-0 at Cressing Road in front of the BT Sport television cameras.

It proved a tough day for Braintree as they were out-muscled in a 20-minute period at the start of the second half and know they will have to be watchful of Solihull's robust approach when they meet in the reverse encounter.

However, Searle said it was not the hosts' strengths that he or his players had to focus on.

"The key for me is about strengths and weaknesses," he said.

"We have to recognise our strengths and play to them as much as we can rather than playing to try and nullify the opposition's strengths. "You obviously have to appreciate what they are good at, but you have to concentrate on what you are good at yourselves.

"That's what we did at Sutton and it worked very well for us. "Without giving anything away from the game plan we will take to Solihull Moors, we moved the ball quickly at Sutton and we have to focus on what our strengths are again."

Searle confirmed that the fitness of central defender Kodi Lyons-Foster would be assessed ahead of the trip after coming off for precautionary reasons at Sutton, while full-back Ricky Gabriel would be available again after completing a three-match ban after being sent off at Dover Athletic.