BROMSGROVE Sporting boss Brendan Kelly believes his side need to get back to basics following a couple of crushing defeats in the Evo-Stik Southern League Central Division One.

Last week's 5-1 beating by Bedford Town was compounded further as the Rouslers then crashed 6-0 at Corby Town.

As a result of these defeats, the Rouslers have been knocked off top spot but Kelly claimed:

"I didn't see this coming, but I don't believe you become a bad team overnight but I was a bit alarmed by the way we just caved in after half time against Corby and showed a complete lack of character.

"It was a time when we needed to stand up and be counted, but instead we were found wanting.

"Corby chased us down and put us under massive pressure. They didn't give up what seemed lost causes, while in contrast, we lacked any togetherness. We are a relatively young side and we didn't seem to have any leaders on the park.

"It will be back to basics in training this week and we will attempt to put matters right against Yaxley this Saturday.

"Having lost the last two games after going the previous eight unbeaten, maybe we need to evaluate our expectations.

"It just seems that whenever we go through a bad patch, there's nobody there who can pull us through it.

"However, I don't want to make changes. I've spent countless hours working with this group of players and I don't want to start altering the furniture.

"It was a bit of week in isolation as I wasn't there much owing to a family bereavement, but we'll be working to put things right at training this week.

"I also felt bad for all those supporters who followed us to Bedford and Corby and watched us concede 11 goals.

"They've been amazing and are already planning travel arrangements for forthcoming games against North Leigh and Thame. I want to put matters right for them".

Kelly has a full squad to select from to face Yaxley but he warned: "We will not be taking them lightly. They knocked Corby out of the FA Trophy, so they're in good form at the moment".