BUOYANT Brendan Kelly insists he has enjoyed every minute since taking charge of table toppers Bromsgrove Sporting.

Kelly stepped up to fill the gap vacated by previous boss Paul Smith last week and started his reign in charge of the Rouslers like a house on fire.

Sporting brushed aside Boldmere St Michael's 4-0 in what proved Kelly's first game in charge and then followed up by eclipsing Coventry United 3-2 last Saturday with a victory which was more emphatic than the scoreline suggests.

Kelly said: "It could have been a difficult week, but as it happened, I couldn't have asked for anything more.

"The application from everyone was just what I needed and it's important that everyone now pulls in the right direction".

Kelly has already been quick to praise the support. Almost 700 people packed into the Victoria Ground to watch Sporting beat Coventry United.

A delighted Kelly added: "It was like having a 12th man. The fact they all give up their Saturday afternoon and come and spend their hard earnt cash to support us is fantastic and we want to do well for them".

Kelly accepted there had been a fall-out in the wake of Paul Smith's departure.

Consequently Robbie Bunn has been released from his contract and his now signed for Midland League Division One side Littleton where his father is involved.

Ahmed Ali has joined Northern Premier League side Halesowen Town, while Lian Holt has switched to promotion rivals Sporting Khalsa.

Wade Malley has returned to former side Racing Club Warwick, but Kelly confirmed the move had already been agreed in principal before Paul Smith left.

Since then, Kelly has brought Studley's Luke Dugmore back to the club and has promised there will be more signings to come.

Kelly revealed: "Luke was previously at Sporting where he suffered an horrific injury. He's happy to be back and it's like he never went away.

"He's a really likeable bloke, a bit of character and brings plenty of banter to the dressing room - it's just what the lads need at the moment."

There was a downside to Sporting's victory over Coventry United as they had goal grabbing Richard Gregory sent off with 11 minutes remaining and the striker now embarks on a three match ban.

First half goals from Drew Canavan and Max Loveridge had already put Sporting in the driving seat before Craig Jones made it 3-0 early in the second half.

Kelly confirmed: "We probably scored the third goal too early. By the first 65 to 70 minutes, we'd done enough to win the game but I always realised Coventry would come back at us.

"They reverted to plan B, brought on a targetman and adopted route one tactics, which caused us problems, especially after Richard had been sent off. The referee said Richard had used his arm, but we've watched it on the video since and the decision was very harsh.

"Richard's arm doesn't go any higher than the player's chest - but in any event, Richard isn't the type of player to deliberately use his arm - it's not in his character."

Kelly cannot rest on his laurels as Sporting host Heanor Town on Saturday before entertaining title rivals Coleshill Town on Tuesday in a mouth watering top of the table clash.

A bumper crowd is expected at the Victoria Ground and Kelly has called upon the supporters to get behind the side.