Tony Dobson describes Solihull Borough's opponents today as the "toughest side in the league".
So it's just as well the Boro manager has bolstered his squad with two new faces in time for their clash with table-toppers Willenhall Town at Damson Park.
Jamie Williams had been scheduled to join Dobson's influx from Rugby at the start of the season, only to have a change of mind and he switched to league rivals Brackley Town. But the left-sided utility player has now joined Boro.
Jerome Grandison, who can play right-wing or right-sided midfield, is also a familiar face, having had a run-out from Moor Green earlier in the campaign. He then had a spell at Stratford Town but he will now be with Boro permanently.
With striker Dean Curtis also set for his debut today after moving from AFC Tel-ford United, Dobson has plenty of options as Solihull play league catch-up following their cup exploits. But Boro have lost the services of top scorer Justin Marsden (broken leg) for the rest of the season, while defender Neil Manton is awaiting the result of a scan on his ankle.
Willenhall, meanwhile, are confident they can win the three-way fight for the services of Bromsgrove Rovers defender Phil Male.
Male had seemed likely to sign for Stourport Swifts last week, though Rovers boss Jimmy Mullen made it clear he wanted to keep hold of the former Oldbury United player.
But Southern One West rivals Willenhall have entered the chase and manager Rob Smith hopes Male will complete his transfer in time to feature in the game at Solihull.
The Reds, are top of the table, need to strengthen their ranks after centre-back Vaughan Thomas suffered a thigh strain in Tuesday's draw at Rushall Olympic. John Allen says Rushall's performance should convince his players that they have the talent to escape the relegation zone.
The Pics halted Willenhall's nine-match winning run with a 2-2 draw on Tuesday and manager Allen believes such a confidence-boosting result - and performance - can set them up for a very Happy New Year.
They entertain Stourport Swifts, the team just below them, today (1.00) and then head to neighbours Sutton Coldfield Town on Monday. The target, says Allen, is maximum points.
"We showed against Willenhall that there's not a vast difference between a team at the top of the table and one near the bottom," said Allen.
The Pics are still without defender
Dave Davies, who is still recovering from bruised ribs, while veteran midfielder Ian Mitchell has exited the club to join Midland Combination side Knowle.
Sutton Coldfield Town are ready for a battle with Bromsgrove Rovers to keep hold of striker Justin Rowe.
Sutton forward Rowe is the latest target for Rovers boss Jimmy Mullen, who has also been chasing Atherstone Town hot-shot Roy Dunkley without any success.
Rowe impressed against Rovers in their Worcester-shire Senior Cup tie ten days ago and Rovers, having served a seven-day approach, will follow up with talks with the player.
But Royals manager Chris Keogh stressed he wants to keep hold of the former Tel-ford and Grosvenor Park forward. "He says he is committed to Sutton and I hope he is true to his word," said Keogh.
Rowe, one of three players who failed to arrive in time for the kick-off to Tuesday's defeat at Bedworth, will be in contention for today's trip to Brackley Town (1.00) and he is likely to be reunited with Damien Markman upfront after the latter's illness.
Defender Jamie Hood is also available after suspension.