BROMSGROVE Sporting boss Brendan Kelly was quick to play down any possible approach from former club Halesowen Town this week in the light of their current managerial vacancy.

Kelly's name had been featuring prominently on various fans' forums concerning the Halesowen job.

But Kelly said: "Although it's nice to be thought of, I don't think it went down that well with my chairman Mike Burke and who quipped to me, 'That didn't take long, I'll be expecting a phone call'.

"All my efforts are concentrated on Bromsgrove Sporting at the moment."

Kelly spent the weekend running the rule over rivals Peterborough Sports and Sutton Coldfield Town as the Rouslers were left without a fixture.

It followed their 1-1 draw at Thame which saw Sporting snatch a dramatic equaliser through a Charlie Dowd special.

Kelly believes it was a well-earned point, he added: "Thame play on a really large pitch which has the same dimensions as Wembley. As a result, Thame play their pitch really well, while we took quite a while to adjust to it. A draw was ultimately a fair result."

The Rouslers now face a tough period of games commencing with a home game against Didcot Town this Saturday before taking on tenants Worcester City in the semi-final of the Worcestershire Senior Urn the following Tuesday.

Kelly claimed: "The game against Worcester will prove a strange experience as they are the home side, so we'll be using the away changing rooms.

"Although the game doesn't take on the same significance as it used to when we were in the same division, it should still attract a large crowd knowing the rivalry between the two clubs.

"But from my perspective, Didcot is the game that is taking all my focus.

"We are approaching a critical period in the season with some tough fixtures coming up and it may be we have to change our style of play to keep other teams guessing."

Kelly will be without the services of 19-year-old Cameron Peters who has returned to Walsall following his loan spell.

However, Kelly added: "There's still a small chance we might have use of him again - but that will be up to Walsall manager Dean Keates. I know that Cameron has really enjoyed his time with us."